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Digital Inspiration - The Tech Guide

Saturday, March 03, 2007

The danger of "Ctrl+C" (copy shortcut)
Ctrl+C may be the most important work we do everyday. But it's not a very safe thing to do. Read on to know why. What happens when you press Ctrl+C while you are Online... 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: Here
3) You will see the text you copied was accessed by this web page.
Do not keep sensitive data (like passwords, credit card 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. Forward this information to as many friends as you can, to save them from online frauds ! "
Interestingly, this hack works only on internet explorer, and not on Mozilla Firefox browser.
You can download Firefox from link in the right side column.
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posted by RK, 3:45 AM

1 Comments:

Well, it worked in IE7, but only because I allowed it to access my clipbook (there was a pop-up asking permission)
commented by Blogger Sam, 8:20 PM  

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