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. Jeff