Friday, May 22, 2009


"Clickjacking" isn't really news - it's been around in myriad forms for a while - but the proliferation of it is somewhat newsworthy, even if a mass takeover of home webcams is unlikely (if you're seriously worried about peeping hackers, at least be creative and put something more entertaining than a post-it over the lens). It's certainly a trap to be aware of and avoided whenever possible. Personally I think a lot of it can be avoided simply by not merrily clicking away on every link/button/picture/monkey-doing-the-macarena a website throws up in your face, but maybe that's just me.

Obviously as long as people will click on links that actually say "DON'T CLICK THIS", clickjacking will be a popular and easy path to pwnage. And if you didn't click on that, you were at least tempted. Don't try to deny it. You know you're tempted by this one, too.