It’s more important than ever to be vigilant about protecting yourself against fraud. And, the hackers are getting more and more savvy everyday. One of the latest trends is “clickjacking”. What is it? I’m glad you asked...
Definition from Wikipedia.org:
Clickjacking, also known as “User Interface redress attack, UI redress attack, UI redressing”, is a malicious technique of tricking a web user into clicking on something different from what the user perceives they are clicking on, thus potentially revealing confidential information or taking control of their computer while clicking on a semingly harmless web page. A clickjack takes the form of embedded code or a script that can execute without the user’s knowledge. The term “clickjacking” was coined by Jeremiah Grossman and Robert Hansen in 2008.
Real Life Example
So, you are catching up on the latest news about your friends or pop culture or national headlines and you get this AMAZING offer to click now and enter for a chance to win a new iPad, for FREE! You click on the offer and are redirected to a page that asks for personal information and/or account information. You fill in the answers and without realizing it, you have NOT entered yourself in a drawing for a FREE iPad, you have just given out your personal, private and sensitive information to a scammer…who then uses your information to hack into your other accounts or sell it on the black market.
How to Avoid Being Scammed:
- Do not respond to online solicitations for too good to be true offers.
- Never share any financial information; PIN, account number, online banking ID/ password, etc. This information should remain private.
- Report suspicious posts and activity on social media immediately. All social networking sites give their participants the ability to report suspicious, harmful and derogatory posts.