Disable Clipboard to Prevent Hacker Attacks

Security issue:

I've read this from a ZDNet blogs entry.

"Adobe Flash ads launching clipboard hijack attack

Malicious hackers are using booby-trapped Flash banner ads to hijack clipboards for use in rogue security software attacks.
In the Web attacks, which target Mac, Windows and Linux users running Firefox, IE and Safari, hackers are seizing control of the machine’s clipboard and using a hard-to-delete URL that points to a fake anti-virus program.

According to victims on several Web forums, the attack is coming from Adobe Flash-based advertising on legitimate sites — including Newsweek, Digg and MSNBC.com." read more


How to prevent this from happening on your level? Disable Clipboard.

You can disable this feature by following the steps below:

  1. Go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options.
  2. Go to Security tab.
  3. Select 'Internet' zone, then click 'Custom level…' button.
  4. Scroll down to 'Scripting' section.
  5. Under 'Allow Programmatic clipboard access' option, select Disable.
  6. Click OK twice to exit from Internet Options.
Have a safer browsing...