Posts Tagged ‘hijack’

Detect DLL Hijacks on Windows

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Just in case you didn’t already have enough security issues to worry about …

DLL hijacking is an attack that makes applications load malicious dynamic link libraries instead of the intended — clean and legit — library on a Windows system. Programs that don’t specify paths to libraries are vulnerable to DLL hijacking as Windows uses a priority based search order in this case to load libraries.


How to Prevent Websites from Hijacking Keyboard Shortcuts

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Disabling JavaScript is a good start, but sometimes it’s just easier to completely avoid web sites that mess with your browser’s capabilities.

Keyboard shortcuts are a great way of speeding up certain operations in the web browser of choice. Ctrl-t opens a new tab, Ctr-s saves the displayed content to the local system, and Ctrl-l moves the cursor to the browser’s address bar. Sometimes however these shortcuts won’t work and the core reason for this is that the website you are on hijacked it. Without going into too many technicalities: websites can override shortcuts by using JavaScript.


Google’s Solution Against Hijacked Chrome Settings is not Sufficient

Friday, February 21st, 2014

I agree; a better solution would be a way to lock settings that prevents them from being changed without user authorization …

Google Chrome has fewer issues with automated third-party extension installations than Firefox for the simple reason that the browser does not support custom toolbars. It is still possible that extensions get installed automatically, for instance after installing a security suite on your computer that adds extensions to web browsers for improved functionality.