clickjacking


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clickjacking

A malicious action such as stealing confidential information that is perpetrated against a user who is browsing a website. The user is "hijacked" by "clicking" a link on a contaminated Web page that executes the malware. The buttons may appear legitimate, but users are actually clicking buttons on a transparent layer they cannot see. The buttons can cause anything to happen, including making a purchase.

Likejacking and Sharejacking
Numerous clickjacking scams have been perpetrated on Facebook. For example, Facebook Like and Share buttons have been hidden under other buttons so that, when clicked, users would voice their preference for something or share something with their friends unknowingly in order to generate viral marketing for a product or to propagate malware. See CSRF and hijacking.
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Clickjacking is a term that describes attacks that allow malicious website publishers to control the links visitors click on.
It may be from stolen credentials, hijacked browsers or clickjacking.
The scams include cross-site scripting, clickjacking, bogus surveys and identity theft.
The scams include cross-site scripting, clickjacking, bogus surveys and identity theft, said IT security and data protection firm Sophos in a report.
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