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Beware of ctrl + c

Chetan Parekh
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Joined: Sep 16, 2004
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We do copy various data by ctrl+c for pasting elsewhere.This copied data is stored in clipboard and is accessible from the net by a combination of JavaScript and ASP.

Just try this:
1) Copy any text by ctrl + c
2) Click the Link:
3) You will see the text you copied on the Screen which was accessed by this web page.

Do not keep sensitive data (like passwords, credit card numbers, PIN etc.) in the clipboard while surfing the web. It is extremely easy to extract the text stored in the clipboard to steal your sensitive information.

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Manish Hatwalne
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Joined: Sep 22, 2001
Posts: 2591

You can disable it via Security Settings on IE. With Firefox,the link doesn't work!!

- Manish
Chetan Parekh
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Posts: 3640
Thx for input.
Gerald Davis
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Joined: May 15, 2002
Posts: 872
I using IE is full has always been a risk. Must be mad to use IE to purchase anything on the net; that is what I will be thinking while I drink my own pee.
Gail Mikels
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Joined: May 07, 2001
Posts: 634
So..... Does anyone know of a quick & easy way to clear the clipboard (other than just copying something else) ?

Seems like there should be a ctrl + (something) to do it, but haven't had any luck finding it with Google.

Gail Mikels
Tony Alicea

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 3226
Not only that, but what are the exact settings that we should use in IE to avoid this?

I ask for the benefit of others; I use Firefox but I tested anyway with IE and the web page did capture my clipboard, but not when using Firefox.

Too bad for me; I posted my Swiss account number with the pass code to get to it with my $5M US in it. Shoot!
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