StrikeForce Technologies, a prominent company which takes an active role in preventing identity theft, recently announced an anti-clickjacking feature which has been added to the GuardedID product.
The new anti-clickjacking feature is designed to notify the Facebook user if there has been an exploit performed on their account or their PC by the latest clickjacking worm. A clickjacking worm exploits the accounts of users and their PC in an effort to commit identity theft.
If you are not familiar with clickjacking, it involves the process of cloaking an authentic link such as the “Like” button on Facebook news with a bogus link without the user’s knowledge. The bogus link hijacks you to the cyber criminal’s website unbeknownst to you where the criminal can install a worm on your PC which could contain unscrupulous programs such as a keylogger that tracks all of your keystrokes. More often than not the worm is not blocked by firewalls or antivirus programs due to the tech savvy ability of the criminals to skirt around these protective tools.
The anti-clickjacking feature on GuardedID makes the bogus link known to the Facebook user by highlighting it with red dashes which sends a warning to the user that the link may contain malicious code. The GuardedID program also provides secure keystroke encryption software which helps to protect your keystrokes and prevent identity theft. The user-friendly software allows you to continue enjoying your Internet activity where other identity theft protection programs limit your Internet use in the process of providing you with protection.
Clickjacking is the latest cybercriminal innovation for stealing your identity and takes advantage of the growing trend of communicating with others on social networking sites as well as the anonymity of the Internet. However the more aware you are of the latest criminal activity; the better you can protect yourself against identity theft online.