The click hijacking o clickjacking, also known as UI repair, is in the category of click fraud and is a method used by criminal hackers to make users unknowingly perform certain actions by clicking on buttons or links. The objectives of clickjacking include the control of other people's PCs, as well as the redirection of users to paid content or fraudulent websites. Currently, many large portals, such as Facebook, have to take measures against clickjacking.
Possible alternatives for attack
Here, foreground users click on game items that change the settings of their computers or browsers, making them most vulnerable hackers.
These are used by Internet scammers to entice the user to click on a download link. The link then loads malicious programs in the background.
All downloadable buttons
With frames, each button on a website can be simply manipulated to make the user unknowingly trigger the actions desired by the hacker.
Targets of clickjacking attacks
- Spy on users.
- Theft of confidential data such as passwords and account information.
- Redirect users to websites with harmful content.
- Enforce paid subscriptions.
Facebook and clickjacking
Social networks are also affected by the clickjacking problem. For this case, the clickjacking technique is used to make users who click on a link automatically become Facebook fans of a Facebook page. However, the network reacted very quickly to this trend and has taken legal action against clickjacking methods that fraudulently target Facebook fans since 2012.