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Last time I once wrote about domain scamming trick last August 2008, which was famous for trying to trick you by threathening you that someone would steal your trademark out of your domain name. But it is already an old news to tell.

Today, I would let you know another very dangerous strategy done by scammers to steal your money and vital information online – Clickjacking. Maybe some of you have heard, maybe some have not. Anyway, Clickjacking is sly and cunning scamming techniques used by scammers to make you reveal  and  send your confidential information to them.

It can be your account passwords in websites, bank accounts, or even they can steal the control of your computer when you seem to just click harmless web pages without you knowing it. Even worse, the button clicked is hidden or invisible and covered by other visible function of the button. So, you never have the idea that you have been clickjacked until you really get the effect.

Fraud By Clicking Link Buttons

As I mentioned a little above, this is how clickjackers do their jobs, by providing invisible button covered by  a seeming to be safe button to click. You click the buttons that looks totally normal and is even on a very legitimate site. For example, when you are browsing your bank’s website but still, you have the possibility of getting clickjacked.

What is worse is that you cannot even see the malicious button hidden behind the normal one. There is still a button that you see to click. But unfortunately, the button you always see when you click on the site has the hidden button that can get you clickjacked.

So, Clickjacking performs as the second invisible button, which has been covered by the real button. This means when you think you click the button you want to click, you’re also clicking the button behind it. Everything looks normal, but actually it is not. And that is how your information got revealed and stolen.

What’s the Effect?
What is it after you click on the hidden link buttons? Don’t ever think that it just stops until that step only. Just right after you click on the button, they are able to track and get your vital information, passwords, and use them for things that can make you thrilly scared.

It can send your banking information to other parties, operate application in the background so you won’t know, or even, when you are on your computer online, it can use your camera or microphone to monitor what you are doing there. Even worse, it also can download virus that can damage your computer.

Imagine! You must be very often in clicking anything and anytime online whenever you are browsing the internet. You click the submit button for any online form you fill out or open your e-mail, or many other things you do when being online. There are so many great possibilities you get clickjacked.

How to Solve This?
As this is really quite terrifying issue for your online, you should do some precaution and action for this. But for sure, you cannot just turn off the javascripts as it won’t help at all. However, some prevention techniques have been provided such as installing NoScript add-on with ClearClick feature, to prevent users from clicking on invisible buttons. This will help you to protect yourselves from all the types of Clickjacking that uses frame based or plugin based.

Or, you can also include a Framekiller JavaScript. What is this? It is a piece of JavaScript code that doesn’t allow webpages to be displayed within a frame. With framekiller, you can avoid to have inside frames by other pages from different sources to be included so that you can make sure that your browsing experience is safer.

So, for sure, don’t let yourselves clickjacked by those cunning and sly clickjackers. They might be clever and intelligent in finding their way to do online fraud and crimes. However, we can be even smarter in dealing with them.