You are not safe from clickjacking

A recent publication shows that we’re not as safe from clickjacking attacks as we think.

Collin Jackson, Gustav Rydstedt, Elie Bursztein, and Dan Boneh recently published an article entitled “Busting Frame Busting:
a Study of Clickjacking Vulnerabilities on Popular Sites
” that shows many of us aren’t as safe form clickjacking attacks as we think. In fact, their research indicates that there is a way around every framebusting technique currently utilized by web sites and browsers to protect internet users from clickjacking.

Some of the instances that the researchers found will work on virtually any web browser. Others highlight problems that are inherent to specific browsers.

A lot of the information in this study is quite technical. You don’t have to be a trained security specialist, however, to get the gist: none of us are completely safe from clickjacking. In one surprising table (I), the group provides information that should go out as a big warning to everyone. According to them, even the most popular Alexa-Top 500 Sites are open to clickjack attacks.

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