Detect and Remove Cross-Site Scripting (XXS) Attacks from Text Input in Golang

Cloudmersive
2 min readMar 2, 2022

Cross-site scripting attacks can easily be injected into websites that we know and trust. Thankfully, you can easily find out if a text input contains an XXS attack and remove it with our Security API. This API will return a normalized result with information on whether or not the input text contained a risk. Connect with Golang code examples below, or head to our API Console (Cloudmersive API Console) to select the programming language you’re using.

All you’ll need to do is copy in the code examples below, and include your Cloudmersive API key where indicated. To get an API key, simply head to the Cloudmersive website and create a free account. With this account, you’ll receive an API key valid for all Cloudmersive APIs, with 800 free API calls per month (and zero hidden financial commitments).

package mainimport (
"fmt"
"strings"
"net/http"
"io/ioutil"
)
func main() {url := "https://api.cloudmersive.com/security/threat-detection/content/xss/detect/string"
method := "POST"
payload := strings.NewReader(`"<string>"`)client := &http.Client {
}
req, err := http.NewRequest(method, url, payload)
if err != nil {
fmt.Println(err)
return
}
req.Header.Add("Content-Type", "application/json")
req.Header.Add("Apikey", "YOUR-API-KEY-HERE")
res, err := client.Do(req)
if err != nil {
fmt.Println(err)
return
}
defer res.Body.Close()
body, err := ioutil.ReadAll(res.Body)
if err != nil {
fmt.Println(err)
return
}
fmt.Println(string(body))
}

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