Analysis on Countering XML-Based Attacks in Web Services

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Cloud Computing is found to be today’s most commonly used Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) implementation. Cloud utilizes XML-based technologies like Web Services for accessing and controlling the cloud, these are of particular importance for the security assessment of cloud systems. XML usage in Web Service introduces various vulnerabilities which affects basic security factors such as Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability. Various frameworks aiming at countering the XML based attacks were designed and developed.The Analysis of the frameworks available for countering the XML-based attacks simulated in the SOAP messages is presented benefiting the future researchers and also provides insight of various attack simulations and the countermeasures respectively. The parameters responsible for evaluating the strength of the frameworks were also specified and discussed as part of this work.
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Web Services Security; XML Security; SOAP; Cloud Computing; Service Oriented Architecture

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