Click jacking happens when you visit a website that shows you content to mislead you into interacting with it. When you do, suddenly messages/wall posts/ etc (because this usually happens on facebook) get sent with your knowledge. Sometimes it can be an embarrassing post on your own wall, and sometimes annoying post to ALL your friends’ walls (which is a pain to delete).
We’ve seen those intriguing videos being posted around our friends’ walls and usually curiosity gets the better of us, so we *click*. It leads to a page that can either be a fake video page, or a fake captcha page, or who knows what these malicious folks come up with these days. So, if you’re the really curious type, or you have friends who really do post weird videos that you’re often interested in watching yourself, make it a habit to browse these links in private, so at least you’re safe from being possibly click jacked.
2. whenever you see a link to a video that you’d like to view and it doesn’t play directly within facebook (that is, it takes you to another page or opens a new window) right click on the link and select “Copy Shortcut” (IE) or “Copy link address” (chrome)
3. To start a private session, hold Ctrl and shift then press P for IE and for chrome Ctrl+Shift+N. Your new browser windows should look like this:
4. Go to the address bar of your browser and press Ctrl+V and press enter. Already the link looks malicious, but since we’re in private and not logged into any accounts, there’s no risk of your accounts being compromised (unless you already have an in private session going on where you’re logged in)
The example above just redirects to google now so they’ve probably taken it down. But since it’s not loading a proper page, we can safely assume that that was a malicious link. At this point, I can either ignore any future posts of the friend who posted since he clearly easily falls into these things, or I can help him out by letting him know that there’s a link to a malicious site that’s been posted on his wall in case he’s not aware. And if you’re feeling extra helpful, teach them what you’ve learned about in private browsing. You can do your part to make the internet (well, maybe just facebook) a safer place.