We can see serious movements that took place in the
development of applications during the last years. 5-10 years ago the majority
of applications were desktop. Today web-applications also become popular.
Web-applications become popular, so the market of
technologies is changing. We can see that a Silverlight application becomes
more popular. It is a class of applications which are named Rich Internet
Undoubtedly, a way of interaction with a server is one of
the main factors of web-applications developing. Interaction with a server
should be simple and convenient, it is important.
Today interactions with a server in Silverlight applications
are usually built through web-services. Web-services assume data exchange in
XML format between a client and a server via protocol SOAP or REST. Besides,
client’s applications can request other resources from a server. Undoubtedly,
all these ways present the developer with convenient tools for an applications
building. However, such forms of interaction contain certain threats.
Let us have a look at ways of Silverlight applications
interaction with a server, and then we will find out what threats exist and how
they can be eliminated.