Definition of clickjacking in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈklikˌjakiNG/


The malicious practice of manipulating a website user’s activity by concealing hyperlinks beneath legitimate clickable content, thereby causing the user to perform actions of which they are unaware: Microsoft has developed a technique to combat a common form of clickjacking
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  • So what should you do to prevent clickjacking?
  • Just this week there's been proof that, in principle at least, it's possible to launch clickjacking attacks on users running rival browsers such as Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome.
  • In plain English, clickjacking lets hackers and scammers hide malicious stuff under the cover of the content on a legitimate site.


Early 21st century: blend of click and hijacking (see hijack).

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Syllabification: click·jack·ing

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