Clickjacking

Clickjacking is a type of attack that tricks a user into clicking a website element that is either invisible or disguised as another element. This hijacks a user’s click meant for one thing but leads to another. For example: instead of clicking a button to reply, a clickjacking attack on a Twitter user can make them re-tweet a malicious domain to followers instead.

This is typically seen as browser security issue. However, such an attack can also take place in mobile applications.

Clickjacking has different types, such as likejacking.

Synonyms: User interface (UI) redress attack, UI redressing

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