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How to confront the threat of click jacking?

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You are probably click-jacked when you notice suddenly that your web cam is broadcasting on one of the sites when you are browsing the web one fine day. You are probably not wearing one of the dinner jackets then. How does this happen?

Click-jacking is all about using hidden links on a page. It is like repositioning of the mouse click on an already existing website template. For example, when you spot a link to a picture or a video that you are interested in, you would like to click the link. When you do that, you may also, without being aware, trigger a hidden link or a script that could possibly turn your microphone and your web cam on. That link will be able to spread malware on your personal computer or change your Facebook settings on security and profiles.

The click-jacking raids are not as widely used as perhaps the phishing invasions. But all the same, click-jacking could be an irritating experience. Facebook is probably one of the worst sites that could be click-jacked.

Anyone is vulnerable to click-jacking. Communicating with our family and friends and seeking information can put us at risk of this click-jacking threat. How do you go about protecting yourself against click-jacking?

 Facebook has started taking out new procedures of security to prevent click-jacking. These procedures include new authentication login approvals.

You must use your presence of mind when you are browsing on Facebook. For example, if you are friends with your mother who is in a different town and you get a link from her that says, `see my sexy web cam’, the chances are that she has not sent you that link.

To prevent these risks, you have to keep updating your software. The click-jacking security threats have been attended to by software updates. You also have to upgrade your browsers, add-ons and extensions.

You can use a technique known as `frame busting’. Microsoft took this approach to the click-jacking threat. This can be done by developers using JavaScript to limit the frame usage.