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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

DON'T "COPY" WHILE SURFING


Be very careful when u press Ctrl + C.

Ctrl+C may be the most important work we do everyday. But it's  not a very safe thing to do. 
 What happens when you press Ctrl+C while you are  Online, we do  copy various data by Ctrl + C for copying & pasting somewhere else.

 This copied data is stored in clipboard and is accessible from the internet by  a combination of Javascripts. 

 Just try this:
1) Copy any text by Ctrl + C
2) Goto Run and type "CLPBRD"

A window will open and it will show the data copied by you
Now what happens is when you visit a suspicious website, which contains various malicious Javascripts, can access your clipboard data which may contain your password or credit card number or any other sensitive information.

You can stop access to your clipboard through malicious codes by applying following settings in Internet Explorer

Go to TOOLS > INTERNET OPTIONS > SECURITY> CUSTOM LEVEL
Select DISABLE UNDER PROGRAMMATIC CLIPBOARD ACCESS


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~ JAYESH KOTHARI ~
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