'Mouse-trapping' locks Web users in a virtual maze

A USA Today article talks about the practice of mouse-trapping or page-jacking. The practice, most often associated with warez, gambling and pornography sites keeps users at their site by disabling the browser's "Back" button, spawning new windows and hiding code. The Federal Trade Commission, which monitors deceptive and unfair trade practices, calls mouse-trapping and related schemes "technical trickery." The article tells users how to get out of jacked browsers. The issue for IAs is to be involved enough with your project during implementation to ensure that these practices are not used.