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Clickjacking Vulnerability and Countermeasures

A. Sankara Narayanan Published in Security

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication: 2012
© 2012 by IJAIS Journal
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  1. Sankara A Narayanan. Article: Clickjacking Vulnerability and Countermeasures. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 4(7):7-10, December 2012. BibTeX

    	author = "A. Sankara Narayanan",
    	title = "Article: Clickjacking Vulnerability and Countermeasures",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	year = 2012,
    	volume = 4,
    	number = 7,
    	pages = "7-10",
    	month = "December",
    	note = "Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA"


Clickjacking is a web framing attack that has recently received wide media coverage. Web framing attacks such as clickjacking use iframes to hijack a user's web session. In a clickjacking attack, a malicious page is constructed such that it tricks victims into clicking on an element of a different page that is only just or not at all visible. This paper will discuss the basic clickjacking vulnerabilities and countermeasures. This will also show that Clickjacking tool and online Clickjacking sample webpage's. Although clickjacking has been the subject of many discussions and reports, it is currently unclear to what extent clickjacking is being used by attackers in the wild, and how significant the attack is for the security of Internet users. Security experts describe a technique whereby an attacker tricks a user into performing certain actions on a website by hiding clickable elements inside an invisible iframe.


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