What is an example of clickjacking?

What is an example of clickjacking?

The victim tries to click on the “free iPod” button but instead actually clicked on the invisible “delete all messages” button. In essence, the attacker has “hijacked” the user’s click, hence the name “Clickjacking”.

Is the Facebook version of clickjacking?

Facebook, on the other hand, has their own definition of clickjacking. On their website, they describe clickjacking as “certain malicious websites that contain code to make your browser take action without your knowledge or consent”.

What are click jacking attacks?

Clickjacking is an attack that fools users into thinking they are clicking on one thing when they are actually clicking on another. Its other name, user interface (UI) redressing, better describes what is going on.

How is clickjacking implemented?

Typically, clickjacking is performed by displaying an invisible page or HTML element, inside an iframe, on top of the page the user sees. The user believes they are clicking the visible page but in fact they are clicking an invisible element in the additional page transposed on top of it.

What is clickjacking and how does it work?

What is clickjacking Clickjacking is an attack that tricks a user into clicking a webpage element which is invisible or disguised as another element. This can cause users to unwittingly download malware, visit malicious web pages, provide credentials or sensitive information, transfer money, or purchase products online.

Why do clickjacking attacks on Facebook persist?

Clickjacking attacks on Facebook persist because it is the most popular social networking site in the world. With 901 million active users as of March 2012, Facebook has become a natural target for cybercriminal activities. Aside from its popularity, Facebook has an average of 502 million active users who share or “like” videos and links.

Is your site vulnerable to clickjacking?

Clickjacking test – Is your site vulnerable? A basic way to test if your site is vulnerable to clickjacking is to create an HTML page and attempt to include a sensitive page from your website in an iframe. It is important to execute the test code on another web server, because this is the typical behavior in a clickjacking attack.

Can clickjacking be used as a carrier attack?

However, the true potency of clickjacking is revealed when it is used as a carrier for another attack such as a DOM XSS attack. Implementation of this combined attack is relatively straightforward assuming that the attacker has first identified the XSS exploit.