Understanding XSS Attacks

In this lesson, we'll look at how XSS attacks work.

In the previous lesson, we encountered an issue when trying to insert raw HTML into the document with interpolation. This is because Angular is attempting to prevent something called an XSS attack.

XSS is when malicious HTML is inserted into the document. This type of attack can be used to steal login credentials or sensitive data. It’s possible for the user to be redirected to a page they weren’t originally intended to be redirected to.

How to insert content

Let’s look at how we can insert content into a document.

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