Sunday, September 10, 2023

Ruminating on Clickjacking

Clickjacking is a sort of cyberattack in which people are tricked into clicking on something they did not plan to click on. This can be accomplished by superimposing a malicious frame on top of a legal website or injecting a malicious link within an apparently innocent piece of content.

When a user clicks on what appears to be a legitimate website or link, they are in fact clicking on a malicious frame or link. This can then redirect users to a bogus website or run malicious programmes on their PC.

Clickjacking attacks are sometimes difficult to detect because they frequently depend on social engineering tactics to deceive users. For example, the attacker may develop a phoney website that appears to be the actual one, or they could give the victim a link that appears to be from a valid source.

To protect yourself against clickjacking, make use of a pop-up blocker (default in Chrome and many modern browsers).  Any website that asks you to enable Flash or JavaScript should be avoided. Hover your cursor over a link before clicking on it if you are unsure whether it is authentic. If the URL of the link changes, it is most likely malicious.

If you are a developer, please check out the following links to what can be done in your code to reduce the risk of clickjacking.

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