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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Be Careful with Ctrl +C

Be careful when using ctrl+c for copy

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.

But the solution is here itself...

Go to Tools->Internet Options.
Click on the Security Tab.
Click on "Custom Level."
Scroll down to the Scripting section under Settings.
Set "Allow paste operations via script" to Disable or Prompt.
Press the OK buttons to close the dialog boxes.

I hope this information helps you in someway or the other..

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