BBB Warns of Clickjacking Attacks on Facebook

You know that clickjacking has become a serious problem when the squares at the Better Business Bureau start talking about it. What the BBB has actually warned against is likejacking, a specific type of clickjack attack that takes advantage of the “like” button on Fb. It’s similar to other types of clickjack attacks, except it spreads to Fb members by posting a “like” statement on the user’s wall.

The likejack attack that the BBB has referenced uses a story about Justin Bieber as bait. When people click on the link, though, they are sent to a site with a clickjacked object. When clicked, this object unleashes a script without the user’s even knowing it. The likejacked links usually include a sensation promise about celebrities, naked women, or gossip. Basically the lowest common denominators that just about every one is tempted to follow.

So far the likejack attacks have really been all that bad. They post annoying likes on your wall, but so far they it doesn’t seem that anyone has used them to steal private information. If you stay logged on to Facebook throughout the day, though, there is always a chance that these attacks could steal sensitive info such as bank account numbers and passwords.

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