I know about cross-site scripting and cross-site request forgery. I want to know if there is any similarity between them?
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In a cross-site request forgery attack, the attacker tries to force/trick you into making a request which you did not intend. This could be sending you a link that makes you involuntarily change your password. A malicious link could look like that:
Both attacks have in common that they are client-side attacks and need some form of user activity (e.g. clicking a link or visiting a website). Unlike RFI or SQLi vulnerabilities, you're attacking a user rather than the server. XSS is generally more powerful than CSRF because it usually allows the execution of arbitrary script code while CSRF is restricted to a particular action (e.g. changing the password). As @Lukas points out, a successful XSS attack also effectively bypasses all anti-CSRF measures.