Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Be careful with ctrl+c

something interesting to share...

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 Javascripts 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, creditcard 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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Doesn't work if you have a mac : )  


Doesn't work if you're using firefox. And it definitely doesn't work if you're running firefox with noscript. :-P  


Doesn't work if you're using Opera!  


Works in IE7 ONLY if you explicitly allow it.  


One more reason to ditch IE for Firefox.  


yay Firefox <3  


a window popped up asking me if i wanted to allow access to my clipboard or not. I'm using IE7...

so basically, it doesnt work sometimes. and don't say my computer is just messed up cuz this is a new laptop with all the proper security functions and junk. If your computer is properly protected, this will not apply.  


Simple, Install IE7 and click "Don't Allow" on the Clipboard attempt warning ^_^  


They Fixed it with IE7.  


Nice try. No cigar for you. From my experience, plus the other comments, it appears that this will only work with IE6. And only with javascript turned on.  


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I have IE as a tab under Firefox, and even then it wasn't copied over. :D :D  


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