On Sat, Jul 26, 2014 at 9:19 AM, Perry Smith <pedz...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry if this is a lame question but I never understood the dangers of Copy 
> and Paste that the web is trying to avoid.  Can someone explain that to me?
Its a point of data egress. You don't want sensitive information from
one program scraped and egressed by another.

The first program could be a browser and the second program could be
malware. In this case, the malware looks for data placed on the
clipboard by the browser (and hopes to get a username, password,
sensitive document, etc).

Or, it could be another program with the browser scraping the data and
hauling it off to a site.


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