December 28, 2009

Clipboard Hack Problem - About CTRL+C

Ctrl+C may be the most important work we do every day. But it's not a very safe thing to do. Read on to know why. What happens when you press Ctrl+C while you are online. We do copy various data by Ctrl + C for pasting elsewhere. This copied data is stored in clipboard and is accessible from the net by a combination of Java scripts and ASP. This is called clipboard hack problem.

Surprised! I know you are because I was also surprised. Do not keep sensitive data (like passwords, credit card numbers, PIN etc.) in the clipboard while surfing the web. It is extremely easy to extract the text stored in the clipboard to steal your sensitive information.
Text you last copied for pasting (copy & paste) can be stolen when you visit web sites using a combination of JavaScript and ASP (or PHP, or CGI) to write your possible sensitive data to a database on another server.

How Clipboard Hack is done?

The Clipboard hack is done by the following Source Code:








How to safeguard yourself from Clipboard Hack Problem?

To avoid clipboard hack problem, do the following:

1. Go to internet options->security.

2. Press custom level.

3. In the security settings, select disable under Allow paste operations via script.

Interestingly, this hack works only on internet explorer, and not on Mozilla Firefox browser.


Cheers,
-K Himaanshu Meehirs' Shukla...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Info is too old buddy, but thanks for sharing

Keep blogging

~~Rohan

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