Clipboard Hack Problem

Clipboard Hack Problem

All of us use Ctrl+C which are the most important work of a computer user. But do we know that it’s not a very safe thing to do. Now let us know why?????

What happens when we press Ctrl+C while we 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 Javascripts and ASP which is known as clipboard hack problem.

Just try this:

  1. Copy any text by Ctrl + C
  2. Click the Link:
  3. We will see the text we copied was accessed by this web page
Surprised? I know….Even I was also surprised to see it. So, we shouldn’t 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. This information should be known by everyone, to avoid online frauds!

It is true; text we last copied for pasting (copy & paste) can be stolen when we 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.

Now Let us know….How Clipboard Hack is done?

The Clipboard hack is done by the following Source Code:

< language = ” JavaScript “>
var content = clipboardData .. getData ( ” Text ” ) ;
alert ( content ) ;
< / script >

So, How we can safeguard our self 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.
Now the contents of your clipboard are safe.

Contributed by:

Praniti Jha
Internet Marketing Executive

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