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Beware of ctrl + c

 
Chetan Parekh
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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: http://www.friendlycanadian.com/applications/clipboard.htm
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.
 
Manish Hatwalne
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You can disable it via Security Settings on IE. With Firefox,the link doesn't work!!

- Manish
 
Chetan Parekh
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Thx for input.
 
Gerald Davis
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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 Schlentz
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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.
 
Tony Alicea
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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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