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Blend of click +‎ hijacking, coined by Jeremiah Grossman and Robert Hansen in 2008.



clickjacking (uncountable)

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  1. (computing) A malicious technique whereby part of a webpage is covered by transparent or misleading content that receives the user’s mouse clicks, thus causing them to execute commands they did not intend.
    • 2008 September 12, Grossman, Jeremiah; Hansen, Robert, “OWASP NYC AppSec 2008 Conference”, in OWASP[1], archived from the original on 2016-09-13:
      New 0-Day Browser Exploits Clickjacking - yea, this is bad... Jeremiah Grossman & Robert "RSnake" Hansen
    • 2008 September 12, Hansen, Robert; Grossman, Jeremiah, “Clickjacking”, in SecTheory - Internet Security Services Internet Security[2], archived from the original on 29 October 2008:
      Clickjacking, however, evades the need for this cross domain reading, and instead directly places the mouse over the target area to click on the link or form that contains the nonce - thereby bypassing the need for client side cross domain read exploitation.