Rich Internet applications (RIAs) represent the next wave in the evolution of web applications, as they promise the richness, interactivity, and usability lacking in many of today’s web applications. However, as with any technological innovation, with the new opportunities come new challenges to be negotiated. What are the business benefits of adopting RIA, and what are the risks?
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product vendors like IBM, Oracle, and Sun Microsystems have only started providing RIA support in their existing product suite. Security concerns: Security is a major area of concern for RIAs, especially Ajax-based RIAs. Yammer, Samy, and Spacefish-type worms are exploiting client-side Ajax frameworks, providing new avenues of attack and compromising confidential information. Several such cross-site scripting attacks were observed, most notable being the Yammer attack on Yahoo mail9 and Samy worm on