New Browser Vulnerabilities -“Clickjacking” Pose Fresh Web Threats

Security researchers warned on September 26, 2008 that a recently identified category of vulnerabilities named "clickjacking" could put users at risk while they surfing on any major browser. For instance, the security flaw could affect Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Apple's Safari, Mozilla's Firefox, Google's Chrome, and Opera and no patch is available for it.

The agency to first warn against the clickjacking method was US-CERT. Security specialists state that in clickjacking attacks, the attacker gets its victim to click on a malicious link while the user remains unaware of it.

According to Jeremiah Grossman, Founder and CTO of WhiteHat Security, US-CERT, clickjacking enables an attacker to deceive user into double-clicking on something that is scarcely or tempora...

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