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Definition: hijacking


Seizing unauthorized control of a computer or communications session in order to steal data or compromise the system in some manner. Following are various hijacking terms in this encyclopedia. See hack.

   HIJACKING TERMS

   Bluejacking

   content jacking

   clickjacking

   cryptojacking

   DNS hijacking

   modem hijacking

   page hijacking

   piggybacking

   phone phreaking

   proxy hijacking

   replay attack

   sidejacking

   URL hijacking