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hijacking

Seizing unauthorized control of a computer or communications session in order to steal data or compromise the system in some manner. Following are various hijacking terms in this encyclopedia. See hack.

HIJACKING TERMS Bluejacking clickjacking DNS hijacking modem hijacking page hijacking piggybacking phone phreaking proxy hijacking replay attack URL hijacking
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They claim to be "pre-emptively highjacking strong memes for heightened media resistance," according to the Web site.
Seems the pair's next rumored exploit involves their highjacking of the oft-celebrated Santa Barbara Film Festival.
Derailing a train is, to use the cliche, not rocket science, nor is highjacking a truck.
The day before his death, Odeh had appeared on a television interview in which he condemned the highjacking and terrorism in general, but said he believed Yasser Arafat was not behind the event.
In a momentary lapse in moderation, he announced that the highjacking of the election by "sinister subversive" forces had made his vote very much a vote for communism.
11 TERRORIST attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, long term care providers in the New York and Washington metropolitan areas stood ready to back up hospitals preparing for an onslaught of the critically injured, while health care providers in western Pennsylvania learned early on not to expect any survivors from the fourth highjacking of the day.
Niblo explains how this highjacking of the Mexican Revolution was politically possible, given the apparent strength of organized labor and the Cardenista left without the ruling party.
Security had been stepped up at the airport in the wake of the highjacking of four planes in America, three of which were flown into the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon.
Trudy Lieberman is also deeply concerned by the right's highjacking of television.
The man appeared in court on 20 October in Hamburg, Germany charged with the highjacking.
This in turn resulted in desperate acts such as theft and the highjacking of coal cars as occurred at Windthorst, Saskatchewan and other places.
For some East Asian governments, the elevation of trade liberalization to the top of APEC's agenda represented a highjacking by "Western" interests and the Eminent Person's Group.