The New Web-Based Security Threat
Clickjacking is the new, all-consuming and much talked about web security threat that plagues almost every web browser and of course, every internet user today. If you’re still confused by the term, I explained what clickjacking is in a previous article.
How Does Clickjacking Work?
When was the last time you browsed the Internet and got a little "click-happy?" That should have read like a joke simply because clicking is the essence of what we do online, isn’t it? Clickjacking has introduced a new threat to this essential activity. Images, links, website forms, guest-books, opt-in collectors, bank’s login pages, digg buttons, and advertising banners can now be used by hackers to compromise your computer. That should cover most of what we do online, shouldn’t it? Attackers now have a way to place invisible code behind web elements mentioned above and there is no way to detect if a page has been compromised.
Hence, it makes for one scary attack.
This post is part of the series: Clickjacking
- Clickjacking: The One Internet Security Threat That Eclipses Other Threats
- Clickjacking: The Threat That’s Hiding Out in the Open