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Clicking Off Clickjacking

I had never heard of clickjacking before, but judging by the name, I knew it had to be bad.

Apparently, clickjacking is where a hacker gets a user to click a link. Unlike phishing, where the hacker tries to get you to go to a site you think is legit (just this morning, Bank of America asked me to reset my site key -- or at least it looked like Bank of America), clickjackers get you to click on something you barely notice. Once you do, they can lead you to a site of their own choosing or making.

The bad news? Pretty much all browsers are vulnerable, as is Flash.

Posted by Doug Barney on September 30, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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