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Clickjacking - another way to get you to follow a malicious link - Facebook issue

"A clickjacked page tricks a user into performing undesired actions by clicking on a concealed link. On a clickjacked page, the attackers show a set of dummy buttons, then load another page over it in a transparent layer. The users think that they are clicking the visible buttons, while they are actually performing actions on the hidden page." - Wikipedia - [here].

And - in English - there's a way of putting up a legitimate page (for something like a YouTube video) but then putting another button over the "play" button so it does something else. Rather like "skimming" with a ATM machine, where the crooks put another keypad over the real one, so that you think you're using the ATM but in reality you're [also] giving them personal information.

I clicked on a friend's link to a video in Facebook a few minutes ago, and it didn't work / play the video the first time. Hmm. Try again. But - wait - was this really tha page I was on? It looks like I may have been caught here. See [here].

So - be warned / be careful what you click. And if you're caught (as I suspect I was) on Facebook, it's probably best to change your passwords and check your other setting withut delay.

P.S. This ClickJack is viral ... it reposted itself in FaceBook under my name ... and I have also deleted than onward post.
(written 2011-03-29)

 
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