Clipboard accessible from web pages.

This just in from the IT department:

Here is some useful information for all.
Ctrl+C may be the most important work we do everyday. But it's not a very safe thing to do. Read on to know why. What happens when you press Ctrl+C while you are Online… 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:
3) You will see the text you copied was accessed by this web page.

Do not keep sensitive data (like passwords, credit card 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. Forward this information to as many friends as you can, to save them from online frauds ! ”

Interestingly, this hack works only on internet explorer, and not on Mozilla Firefox browser.

In any case, what good is a password when you dont know what it's for? For example, here is one of my passwords: “s3cr3t”. There, now hack away.

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