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Clipboard poisoning attacks on the Mac

30
May
2016
Clipboard poisoning attacks on the Mac

Cyber space

Graham Cluley drew my attention the other day to an issue that has apparently been known to some for years, but was new to me: clipboard poisoning, an issue where a website can replace what you think is on your clipboard with something else.

Although this seems like an insignificant issue on first glance, it turns out that there are some very serious implications.

It turns out that there’s a possibility that this could lead to remote code execution. In other words, it could lead to someone else’s malicious code being run on your computer without your knowledge!

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