clickjacking

[ klik-jak-ing ]
/ ˈklɪkˌdʒæk ɪŋ /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. click through,
  2. clickable,
  3. clickbait,
  4. clicker,
  5. clickety-clack,
  6. clicks and mortar,
  7. clickstream,
  8. clicks‐and‐mortar,
  9. clickthrough,
  10. clicktivism

Origin of clickjacking

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

Related formsclick·jack·er, noun

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