clipboard integration -- possible security implications

Chris Brannon cmbrannon79 at
Tue Oct 20 20:11:35 EDT 2009

Glenn Erving wrote:
> I have always heard that there is some windows spyware which can hack one's 
> clipboard and highjack the data.
> For this possibility, I always, after copying my credit card number to be 
> pasted in on a web page, I copy some other text to over-write the credit 
> card number.

It's only tangentially related, but I probably wouldn't copy my credit
card number to a clipboard.  Not safe at all.  I can rattle it off from
memory, along with my SSN, bank routing number, checking account number,
sundry passwords, and other confidential miscellanea.

-- Chris

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