OK Allen School Online students. You’re online a good portion of the day every day right? You know your way around the Internet and likely spend alot of time using social media to stay in touch. But beware the latest threat to cyber living: clickjacking. Clickjacking is defined in this excellent Wired online article thusly:
“Clickjacking, put simply, is when a button, image, video, or some form of embedded content on a website is overlaid by an invisible layer that sits on top of the site underneath it.
For instance, you may see a page with a movie embedded on it. You want to watch the movie, so you click on the play button. You don’t think twice about it — you’ve done it a million times. Meanwhile, a hacker has superimposed an invisible web page over the movie. It just so happens that a button allowing access to your camera and microphone has been placed over the movie’s play button. Now, when you think you’re playing the movie, you’re actually permitting the hacker to access your video camera and microphone.”
Read the rest of the article to learn how to avoid being taken by clickjackers.