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Clipboardme – Grab And Inject Clipboard Content By Link

Clipboardme - Grab And Inject Clipboard Content By Link

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Grab/Inject Clipboard Content

Browsers are implementing a new JavaScript API for asynchronous clipboard access to integrate copy and paste into web applications. It is a replacement for the synchronous execCommand-based copy & paste.

Async Clipboard requests doesn’t block the page while waiting the process, it’s a improvement over sync requests as well as simplifying events and aligning them with the Drag & Drop API.
Clipboardme is a pentester tool that can read and write content to the clipboard by just opening a link, using async clipboard API.

How does Async Clipboard API work?

Copy: Writing Text to the Clipboard
Text can be silently and automatically copied to the clipboard by calling writeText(), without requesting permission. Example:

navigator.clipboard.writeText('Malicious command to be copied');

Simple, huh? How dangerous it can be if the user is convinced to run the clipboard content? A windows reverse shell can be made if a user type the following shortcurt sequence after visiting the malicious website generated by clipboardme: windows+x, p, ctrl + v. No need to hit enter, just persuade the target to run that “shortcut” for an attacker take control of a windows system. This scenario can occur when the target is supposed to execute clipboard contents.

Paste: Reading Text from the Clipboard
Text can be read (requires permission) from the clipboard by calling readText(). Example:

navigator.clipboard.readText().then(clipText =>  document.write(clipText));

Users routinely copy sensitive information like passwords and personal details to the clipboard, which could then be read by any page. Clipboardme tool can create a HTTPS malicious page to grab that content.
To help prevent abuse, clipboard access is only allowed when a page is the active tab and over secured domains (https). Pages in active tabs can write to the clipboard without requesting permission, but reading from the clipboard always requires permission.

Browser compatibility:
Chrome 66, Opera 53, Chrome for Android, Opera for Android


Ngrok Authtoken (for TCP Tunneling): Sign up at: https://ngrok.com/signup

Your authtoken is available on your dashboard: https://dashboard.ngrok.com

Install your auhtoken: ./ngrok authtoken <YOUR_AUTHTOKEN>

Legal disclaimer:
Usage of Clipboardme for attacking targets without prior mutual consent is illegal. It’s the end user’s responsibility to obey all applicable local, state and federal laws. Developers assume no liability and are not responsible for any misuse or damage caused by this program


git clone https://github.com/thelinuxchoice/clipboardme
cd clipboardme
bash clipboardme.sh

Author: https://github.com/thelinuxchoice/clipboardme
Twitter: https://twitter.com/linux_choice
Read the license before using any part from this code 🙂

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