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alertScientists from the Northeastern University in Boston get the most popular out of 100,000 JavaScript libraries, according to their view, and tested on 133,000 websites in which versions the libraries are used.

As a result of their study, they describe that 37 percent of the scanned domains use at least one vulnerable version. At 10 percent, two or more vulnerable JavaScript libraries are in use. In addition, many of the websites analyzed load libraries such as SWFObject and YUI, which no longer receive support.

In their selection, the scientists have chosen widespread libraries such as Bootstrap and jQuery. 75,000 of the websites examined can be found in the Alexa ranking – the rest are randomly selected pages with .com domain.

Paper:
Thou Shalt Not Depend on Me: Analysing the Use of Outdated JavaScript Libraries on the Web

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