Heard of clickjacking? Your browser is under threat
Heard of clickjacking!
Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Adobe Flash – you name it and the browser is under the threat of what is being referred to as clickjacking in the techie corridors.
If you haven't heard of it so far, blame it on the tech 'know alls' who are trying to push the phenomenon under the rug, at least, till they have a workable fix ready.
The severity of clickjacking, discovered by two researchers - Robert Hansen and Jeremiah Grossman was, first deliberated upon at the OWASP NYC AppSec 2008 Conference.
So, what exactly is Clickjacking? This is how it works. Every time, during your surfing spree, when you visit a malicious website, there are attackers on the prowl who can take control of your browsing profile. Once you are hooked, the bad guys can make you click on any link, any button, without your even knowing what hit you.
He is currently security evangelist at Kaspersky Lab, an anti-malware company with operations around the world.
So when you are under attack, what happens is that you are not controlling what you surf and instead are being controlled by some bad guys with worst intent.
What could that mean for an average surfer?