Meaning of clickjacking in English:



mass nouninformal
  • 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?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In plain English, clickjacking lets hackers and scammers hide malicious stuff under the cover of the content on a legitimate site.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘ClickJacking is the latest browser-based security problem to crawl out of the wood work.’


Early 21st century blend of click and hijacking.