I am using this code. In the header section of the page, this CSS rule:


And then this javascript:

if (self == top)
  document.documentElement.style.display = 'block';
  top.location = self.location;

Can I consider it safe against clickjacking from mobile devices?
If not, do I have to add other protections like the X-Frame-Options header, or others?

  • Note: this question is different from: security.stackexchange.com/questions/103207/… since i'm asking for a specific implementation of it Dec 31, 2015 at 12:56
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    Note: Most importantly it will render the whole site useless for anyone having javascript disabled and will reduce the overall performance of the website especially on mobile devices. You are better off using the X-Frame-Options Header from performance and usability reasons. Dec 31, 2015 at 16:35
  • No, it will render the page useless, that is exactly what i want. Also in 2016 i think nobody has phones with browsers without javascript. Jan 14, 2016 at 11:35

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In my opinion there's no such thing as a frame killer/buster script as JavaScript can be disabled in the <iframe tag, rendering your code useless.

The best way to protect your application from clickjacking attacks, for modern browsers, is configuring your web server to send the X-Frame-Options in the response header.

Configuring this is quite easy:

Apache In httpd.conf add: Header always append X-Frame-Options SAMEORIGIN

Nginx In nginx.conf add: add_header X-Frame-Options "SAMEORIGIN";

  • In the Apache header, set instead of append would be probably better. The point is that set will override this header if is already set.
    – Vilican
    Dec 31, 2015 at 17:19
  • Ah you mean from an application perspective to override it server side. Yeah, I guess that's an idea depending on the requirements.
    – Jeroen
    Dec 31, 2015 at 18:05
  • If Javascript is disabled, you don't see the anything... There is the css rule :html{display:none;} Jan 14, 2016 at 11:32

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