Webcam users warned of 'clickjacking' threat
Date: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 @ 08:01:51 UTC
Topic: Security


Adobe Systems has warned users that hackers could use recently-reported "clickjacking" attack tactics to secretly turn on a computer's microphone and web camera. Flash on all platforms is susceptible to clickjacking attacks, Adobe said in an advisory posted Tuesday. By duping users into visiting a malicious website, hackers could hijack seemingly-innocent clicks that, in reality, would be used to grant the site access to the computer's webcam and microphone without the user's knowledge.

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