clickjacking

Definitions

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  • noun computing A malicious technique whereby part of a webpage is covered by transparent or misleading content that receives the user’s mouse clicks, thus causing them to execute commands they did not intend.

Etymologies

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Blend of click and hijacking, coined by Jeremiah Grossman and Robert Hansen in 2008.

Examples

  • Just like the previous “likejacking” scams a play on the term clickjacking, which means prompting a victim to click something while a different action is taken behind the scenes any of the above will lead you to a fake YouTube page such as TouTube or FbTube.

    Charlie Sheen Not Dead, But Virus Spreads On Facebook

  • In plain English, clickjacking lets hackers and scammers hide malicious stuff under the cover of the content on a legitimate site.

    Techworld Australia News

  • In plain English, clickjacking lets hackers and scammers hide malicious stuff under the cover of the content on a legitimate site.

    Schneier on Security

  • Security researchers have discovered a flaw affecting Google's Chrome browser that exposes it to "clickjacking" - in which an attacker hijacks a browser's functions by substituting a legitimate link with one of the attacker's choice.

    TechNudge

  • Security researchers have discovered a flaw affecting Google's Chrome browser that exposes it to "clickjacking" -- in which an attacker hijacks a browser's functions by substituting a legitimate link with one of the attacker's choice.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • SEATTLE AP -- Facebook is partnering with Washington state to combat a type of spam called "clickjacking" that is plaguing the social networking site, company...

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Once you click to verify, a message is posted to your Facebook stream notifying all your friends that you commented on the item, in a type of attack known as "clickjacking."

    CNET News.com

  • Facebook is partnering with Washington state to combat a type of spam called "clickjacking" that is plaguing the social networking site, company and state officials announced Thursday.

    The Seattle Times

  • Facebook is partnering with Washington state to combat a type of spam called "clickjacking" that is plaguing the social networking site, company and state officials announced Thursday.

    The Seattle Times

  • Putting a legitimate site inside a frame on a malicious site is one approach for attacks called clickjacking, in which the malicious site can capture keystrokes such as usernames and passwords.

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  • "The new Flash Player 10 software, released Wednesday, fixes security flaws in Adobe's multimedia software including bugs that could allow hackers to pull off what's known as a clickjacking attack, wrote Adobe spokesman David Lenoe in a blog posting.

    For those who can't update to this new version of Flash, a Flash 9 security patch is still about a month off, he added. Adobe rates the clickjacking bug as 'critical.'"

    - Robert McMillan, 'Adobe fixes clickjacking flaw', pcworld.com.au, 16 Oct 2008.

    October 16, 2008