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Danger of "Ctrl + C" while browsing internet

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ax3

Cool as a CUCUMBAR ! ! !
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.

Just try this:
1) Copy any text by 'ctrl+c'
2) Click the Link: http://www.sourcecodesworld.com/special/clipboard.asp
You will see the text you copied on the Screen which was accessed by this web page. (Check it out !!)

Do not keep sensitive data (like passwords, reditcard 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.

Be cautious ...

To avoid Clipboard Hack Problem, do the following:
1) In Internet Explorer, Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Security
2) Press Custom level.
3) In the security settings, select disable under Allow paste operations via script and click on 'OK. (Now the contents of your clipboard are safe.)

Please forward this information to as many friends as you can, to save them from online frauds & hacking!


SOURCE: http://www.chip-india.com/townsquare/viewtopic.php?t=13898
 

JGuru

Wise Old Owl
Yes, you are right @Ax3. I know that pretty well. JavaScript can be misused to
get personal data & passwords & other stuff. The hackers know that very well.
If you are using FireFox, use 'NoScript' extension. Only enable scripts for trusted
sites.
 
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ax3

Cool as a CUCUMBAR ! ! !
hey jguru .... thax 4 the info ....


just extracted the above article from a FORUM & thought of giving a warning or alerting others also ........
 

Choto Cheeta

Rebooting
the default Settings of IE 7.0 will surely warn you...

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