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Watch How a "clickjacking attack" Works

Folks, how would you feel about an invisible element planted on a webpage being used to infect your machine? Steal your logins? Turn on your webcam and surreptitiously snap pics of you?

Does that sound farfetched? Well, it isn’t science fiction. It is the cybercriminal attack called “clickjacking“. This video from TechRepublic demonstrates a “clickjack”, how easy it is for the hacker, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Yes. They really are doing this.

Today’s free link: To learn more about online dangers and how to protect yourself (and your machine) while you surf the Web, please see, Don’t Know These Basic Computer Security Precautions? -You’re In Trouble.

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June 19, 2009 Posted by | advice, browsers, computers, cyber crime, hackers, Internet, PC, security, tech | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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Twitter and the dangers of clickjacking

Twitter users are, well, a-twitter about an innocent but indicative joke that some clever person just played on half the Twitterverse.

February 14, 2009 Posted by | advice, anti-spyware, antivirus, computers, cyber crime, hackers, Internet, News, security, software, tech | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment