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Think twice no thrice before pressing Ctrl + C
August 26, 2007, 6:56 pm
Filed under: Tips and Tricks, Windows, Windows Vista

Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V are the most common keyboard shortcuts used by every computer users in today’s world. While filling forms or logins we find it easy to copy and paste the information like credit card number, password or user name instead of typing these manually where the chances of mistyping are more but these shortcuts can run you into serious trouble. how ?

Every time your copy something is copied to clipboard and site using combination of javascript and ASP (or PHP, CGI) can access your clipboard and get all the copied text from clipboard like passwords, user name or credit number etc. which you have copied and pasted while filling forms or for Web site login and this is enough for anyone to misuse your login id or rip of your hard earn money. Visit this site to know what’s in your clipboard the end of this post you will find my blogger login ID and Password access by the site from the clipboard)

Now how to tackle this problem ?
First we have to see what’s copied to clipboard, run Microsoft Word go to edit and select clipboard and clipboard appears to right side showing the copied data.

Using Windows Vista:
If you re using Windows vista then when you visit above mentioned site a pop up will appear “Do you want to allow this web page to access your clipboard” if you allow access then only this website access your data copied to clipboard otherwise not. So Windows vista takes care of this problem itself.

Think twice no thrice before pressing Ctrl + C

Using Windows XP, 2000:
But if you re using windows other than Windows vista i.e Windows XP, 2000 then you can easily tweak this problem.

  • Open Internet options
  • Select security tab
  • Choose custom level
  • And in security settings, select disable under Allow paste operations via scripts.

Now you can easily do Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V safely. Just joking………..nothing is there i.e. Blogger ID and Password.


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