How to Detect & Remove XXS Attacks with JavaScript

Looking for protection against XXS (Cross-Site Scripting) attacks? We’ve got you covered. These attacks are relatively common and can circumvent critical security mechanisms, so it’s important to detect them in text form before they impact a user — which is exactly what our XXS API does. It also normalizes the text input to remove the attack, ensuring the entire threat is neutralized. To help you easily take advantage of this API, we’ve provided ready-to-run code snippets below to make your API call with JavaScript. All you’ll need on top of that is a Cloudmersive API key, which you can get by registering for a free account on our website (Home — Cloudmersive APIs).

Let’s start with installing the jQuery library:

bower install jquery

Then, let’s add in the JavaScript code for the API call:

var settings = {
"url": "https://api.cloudmersive.com/security/threat-detection/content/xss/detect/string",
"method": "POST",
"timeout": 0,
"headers": {
"Content-Type": "application/json",
"Apikey": "YOUR-API-KEY-HERE"
},
"data": JSON.stringify("<string>"),
};
$.ajax(settings).done(function (response) {
console.log(response);
});

After that, you’re all done — no other steps required. Boosting your application profile is just that simple.

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