- Present participle of hijack.
The cutting off of an authenticated, authorized connection between a sender and a receiver. Through hijacking, an attacker can take over the connection, “killing” the information sent by the original sender and sending “attack data” instead.
See Also: Exploit.
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 clickjacking DNS hijacking modem hijacking page hijacking piggybacking phone phreaking proxy hijacking replay attack URL hijacking