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page hijacking

(1) The various ways in which a user is covertly redirected to a different website. For example, "home page" hijacking refers to changing the default address of the home page in the user's browser. When the browser is launched, it goes to that Web page.

"Browser hijacking" also refers to changing the home page as well as adding shortcuts to the Favorites menu or lowering security settings. These changes can be made using JavaScript or an ActiveX module.

Another form of page hijacking is copying a popular Web page from its original site to a third-party site so that it becomes indexed by search engines. After the links have been established, the content of the page is changed to reflect its real purpose, or it may redirect the user to a different site. See URL hijacking and hijacking.

(2) Stealing the source code of an attractive page from one site and using it on another with slight modifications.
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