Prevent clickjacking attacks on your medical site!
Clickjacking is a type of cyber attack where malicious actors trick users into clicking on a disguised or invisible element on a web page, causing them to unknowingly perform an action, such as transferring money, submitting personal information, or downloading malware.
Some examples of clickjacking attacks include:
- A user clicks on a button that appears to be harmless, but is actually positioned over a button on a different website that the attacker wants the user to interact with.
- A user thinks they are clicking on a video to play it, but the video is actually layered over a transparent iframe that contains a hidden form, which the user unwittingly fills out and submits.
- A user thinks they are clicking on a legitimate link, but the link has been disguised to point to a different location, such as a phishing site.
To prevent clickjacking attacks, website owners can implement several measures, including:
- Using the X-Frame-Options header to prevent their website from being loaded in a frame or iframe from another domain.
- Implementing frame-busting scripts that prevent their website from being loaded in a frame or iframe.
- Educating users about clickjacking and how to recognize suspicious behavior or requests.
By exploiting vulnerabilities in the way that browsers handle these elements, attackers can overlay or modify the content of a web page without the user’s knowledge or consent. Sites that handle sensitive user data, including legal and medical sites, should be protected from cyberattacks.
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