[ klik-jak-ing ]
/ ˈklɪkˌdʒæk ɪŋ /


a malicious technique that causes a website user to unknowingly click on an undesirable link concealed by clickable content that is of interest, thereby tricking the user into making an unintentional purchase or revealing confidential information: Identity thieves have become masters of clickjacking.

Origin of clickjacking

First recorded in 2005–10; blend of click1 and (hi)jack + -ing1

Related forms

click·jack·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019