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Randall Degges Author

Thanks for the comment!

Yah, you can pick either. I personally feel like preventing CSRF is a lot simpler since it's built into almost every web framework by default nowadays. There's only way to CSRF a website but a million ways to XSS it :(

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William Hurley

Well, I find I'm rarely in a place where I'm too concerned about allowing untrusted mobile code into my application. Yes, you can end up with bad actors in things like NPM but an XSS attack is the least of my worries there. And elsewhere it's just a matter of sanitizing user input. Sadly there isn't a silver bullet. Which is why we can't have nice things.

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Randall Degges Author

Hey!

Untrusted input is one vector -- but XSS comes from a lot of places: third-party JS (google analytics, etc.) -- domain compromise, DNS hijacking -- all over. It's significantly harder to prevent.

This article really only discusses the content from a web perspective, if you're doing native mobile stuff it's a whole different story =D