Should We Expect More Protection From Clickjacking?

Clickjacking is a problem. There’s no getting around that. If you use the Internet, then you are a potential victim. It’s really that simple.

So, should we expect more protection from clickjacking? Should we expect individual websites to find new security measures that will prevent clickjackers from spreading their scams (I’m looking right at you Facebook and Twitter)?

To some extent, I think that we can expect these companies to assume some responsibility. After all, these companies have made billions of dollars from their clients. They should invest some of that money into research and development that helps them keep the clients safe.

At the same time, we can’t expect Facebook, Twitter, or any other big website to protect us from every threat on the Internet. Many of the clickjacks that people get through Facebook actually come from outside sources. Could Facebook do a better job of warning people when they are leaving the site? Absolutely. Could they do a better job of educating users so that they know more about the threats of clickjacking? I’d say so.

But they aren’t responsible for what happens to you on http://www.sometinysite.com.

That means you have to accept some responsibility on your own.

If you can’t prevent clickjacks from happening, then you can at least stop malware from infiltrating your computer as a result of clickjacked links. Get some good security software for your computer, and don’t be afraid to spend a few bucks on the highest level of protection. It’s the money that encourages software companies to design stronger products. If you only rely on freeware, then you are going to get burned at some point.

That’s just a fact of participating in a virtual world.

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