- All my privacy settings are in place–how is spam still making it’s way onto my Facebook?
- Are all the links posted by my friends to my Facebook newsfeed trustworthy?
- Do I think before I click?
- How do I know if I’m being clickjacked?
Consider these questions as you review the examples below. Try the quiz from the left menu: What Have You Learned? after you’ve spent some time with this section.
Clickjacking attacks, from the term “click hijacking,” are more common than you think. Watch the video to learn more about it. Reflect on the questions above as you watch. Then review the Think Before You Ink section before checking your understanding at the bottom of the page.
Video posted by: Symantec
- Facebook is full of people actively sharing ideas and connecting with each other. Though brimming with discussion and thought, networks of this much connectivity also involve people who see an opportunity to capitalize on people who are quick to share with others.
- Be wary of enticing messages, even if they seem to come from the profiles of your friends.
- Anything that asks you to install or fill out something additional is likely a scam.
- Use updated versions of your Internet browser and its plugins (eg. Flash) — older versions will not contain the most recent security updates and are more susceptible to clickjacking attacks.
- Downloadable clickjacking detection/prevention software is available, such as Comitari Web Protection Suite-Home LE (Limited Edition) and NoScript.
- If you do fall for a clickjacking attack, remove the page from your “Likes and Interests” and go through your wall, deleting all malicious links.