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Facebook users falling victim to clickjacking

Many users of social networking site Facebook are reportedly falling victim to clickjacking, a new kind of web attack that uses iFrames, which places an invisible button over an entire web page, so that wherever the user clicks, they end up hitting the button – in this case a hidden Facebook ‘like’ button.

Many users of social networking site Facebook are reportedly falling victim to clickjacking, a new kind of web attack that uses iFrames, which places an invisible button over an entire web page, so that wherever the user clicks, they end up hitting the button – in this case a hidden Facebook ‘like’ button.

According to security experts, the scam currently has no malicious intent but could be adapted to deliver malware. “Currently, the purpose of clickjacking is trivial and does not actively result in any malware or phishing attacks,” Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant, Sophos, has said.

“At the moment the attacks which we have seen are more like old-school viruses – written for the heck of it to see how many fans they can get,” Cluley has added. “But our feeling is that it would be fairly easy for the bad guys to introduce some revenue generation for themselves.” [Source: BBC News]

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