[bksvol-discuss] Fw: [real-eyes] Be careful of Copy and Paste

  • From: "robert tweedy" <rtweedy2@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 06:31:04 -0500

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jim Fettgather 
To: real-eyes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 7:34 PM
Subject: [real-eyes] Be careful of Copy and Paste

Hi to the list.
I had run across an article in a tech news publication and found this quite 
Many times, as a matter of convenience, you may copy information to your 
Windows clipboard to paste into a web form.
Even something like a credit card number, to save having to type it out.
With an exploitation of Java script, a hacker could grab the information from 
your clipboard and you would never know it.
To demonstrate this, copy anything to your clipboard, part of this message for 
Then go to

and you quite likely will see the contents of your clipboard right on the page.
If you're running Firefox, you will not see the clipboard contents because of 
that browser's minimal java support.

This site is harmless and is just a demonstration to illustrate that clipboard 
contents may not be 100% private and to use this Windows feature with caution, 
at least when using the Internet.


If you want to share pictures, use the calendar, or start a questionnaire
visit http://www.smartgroups.com/groups/real-eyes 

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