Fixing CSRF exploits in Infrastructure
opensource at till.name
Tue Nov 25 22:45:49 UTC 2008
On Tue November 25 2008, Mike McGrath wrote:
> GET vs POST is an interesting discussion. From a security point of view
> though the only advantage is in how we log and that GET requests stay in
> the logs.
There may be also some other issues, e.g. when GET requests are used to submit
confidential data, because then they may also be stored in the browsers
history. But my concern was not about security issues.
> Obviously though an authenticated web crawler could do accidently do some
> serious damage.
It would not be necessarily be serious damage, but the browser's session
management could show annoying beheaviour, because then some requests could
be made everytime a user restores are browser session.
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