Monday, January 17, 2011

Please Be Very Careful with ctr+c and ctr+v

We all copy various data by using ctrl+c/Copy for pasting elsewhere.
This copied data is stored on clipboard and is accessible over the net by a combination of javascripts and ASP.

Just try this:Please Be Very Careful with ctr+c and ctr+v

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, 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. If sufficient data is stored by mistake it would give away confidential and important information without you knowing about it.

To Avoid This
To avoid this, follow these steps:

1. Go to internet options->security

2. Press custom level

3. In the security settings, select disable under Allow paste operations via script.

Now the contents of your clipboard are safe.

Pass this information on to create an awareness of the same.