Saturday, October 30, 2010

Study of Clickjacking Vulnerabilities on Popular Sites

Busting Frame Busting:a Study of Clickjacking Vulnerabilities on Popular Sites

Web framing attacks such as clickjacking use iframes to hijack a user's web session. The most common defense, called frame busting, prevents a site from functioning when loaded inside a frame. We study frame busting practices for the Alexa Top-500 sites and show that all can be circumvented in one way or another. Some circumventions are browser-specific while others work across browsers. We conclude with recommendations for proper frame busting.

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