RSS Reader Security
July 3rd, 2005
Although quite safe, RSS is not completely vulnerable to attacks. If you are working on a feed reader or just want to feel safe using one, here is a nice way to check out for any potential risks.
View this feed in your preferred RSS aggregator to test its security settings. This feed will not do any harm to your computer, but will give a visible alert when your aggregator is possibly unsafe.
This test is provided by IzyNews, an interesting RSS to IMAP service (enables you to view your RSS feeds in an IMAP client).