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Facebook Worm 2010: Clickjacking Prevention

We discovered this week that Facebook has yet another worm to worry about in 2010, this latest one is known as clickjacking and is a web coding technique with a malicious intent. We seem to know so much about this latest threat but what Facebook users really want to know – is there a prevention?

For those who have not heard of Clickjacking, all it is, is put a simple button or another such item so you can click it, so it is a click plus hijacking. The code is invisible and uses either Flash or Javascript. The worm is browser based and has spread much quicker due to the popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

The best protection at the moment is NoScript and you will be pleased to learn that it is a free add-on for the Firefox browser. The script is not available for other web browsers at the moment – these include Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

Ken Colburn from datadoctors has written an article on ABC 15, where he explains in detail about how the NoScript tool works. There is a second process to prevent yourself against clickjacking and that is by telling your Flash Player to always deny access to your mic or webcam, as the worm also affects Adobe’s player. For more details on this visit the link above.

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