Definition of clickjacking in English:



  • The malicious practice of manipulating a website user's activity by concealing hyperlinks beneath legitimate clickable content, thereby causing the user to perform actions of which they are unaware.

    ‘Microsoft has developed a technique to combat a common form of clickjacking’
    • ‘So what should you do to prevent clickjacking?’
    • ‘In plain English, clickjacking lets hackers and scammers hide malicious stuff under the cover of the content on a legitimate site.’
    • ‘ClickJacking is the latest browser-based security problem to crawl out of the wood work.’
    • ‘Gathering video from a webcam can be as simple as tricking the user into clicking on an innocuous-looking link in a Web page, a process known as clickjacking.’
    • ‘IT security and data protection firm Sophos is advising Facebook users to be cautious following a widespread clickjacking attack that hit hundreds of thousands of users on the popular networking site over the holiday weekend.’
    • ‘Just this week there's been proof that, in principle at least, it's possible to launch clickjacking attacks on users running rival browsers such as Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome.’


Early 21st century: blend of click and hijacking.