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Definition[]

Clickjacking (also known as UI Redressing, or User Interface Redressing) is a scam whereby visitors to a website, or recipients of an email, are tricked into clicking on something that looks harmless but that really contains hidden code leading to generally undesirable results.

Overview[]

Embedded elements are disguised or "redressed" to look like something a victim may not think twice about clicking, such as an embedded video, a social networking type "Like" button, or a flash game. Clicking one of these disguised elements can do anything from loading software onto a user’s computer or submitting confidential information to turning on that user’s webcam and microphone.

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