Thursday, I attended a virtual security tradeshow, put on by InformationWeek and Dark Reading. Several hacker techniques were discussed by the various speakers. One that was new to me was called ClickJacking.
It seems that you can go to a website and click on a link and nothing seems to happen. That has happened to me before. You just sit there. You click the link again. Nothing. So you click it several times, real fast, like that’s going to make it work.
Well, that may be just a glitch, or you may have just been ClickJacked. If you have, the hacker behind the link can now use your webcam, use your mic, install software on your computer, or do just about anything that can be done from a click on a website.
It’s hard to defend against clickjacking. There’s no way to tell if a link has been jacked or not. But if you start seeing pix of yourself on the internet, sitting at your computer, in your robe or worse, you can bet you’ve been clickjacked. I’m turning my webcam around to face the wall.
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