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BLADE: New tool for blocking Drive-By downloads

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blackazarro

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Post Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:20 pm

BLADE: New tool for blocking Drive-By downloads

The online version of Technology Review today carries a story I wrote about a government funded research group that is preparing to release a new free tool designed to block “drive-by downloads,” attacks in which the mere act of visiting a hacked or malicious Web site results in the installation of an unwanted program, usually without the visitor’s consent or knowledge.


This is an excerpt from Brian Krebs' blog. Can't wait for this tool to be available.

Full article here:

http://www.krebsonsecurity.com/2010/02/ ... downloads/
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Post Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:53 pm

Re: BLADE: New tool for blocking Drive-By downloads

Looks like a very interesting concept.

Now I know I am not paranoid for running Firefox, with No Script, Adblock Plus, and sticking with FoxIT PDF at home.

If I could just find a decent replacement for Adobe Flash.  I have not tried Gnash (http://gnashdev.org/) and the other hopeful SWFDec (http://swfdec.freedesktop.org/wiki/) hasn't been updated in awhile.
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Post Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:59 pm

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I am actually hoping that Adobe Flash gets replaced by something else, period.  It runs so horribly on Linux. 
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Post Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:19 pm

Re: BLADE: New tool for blocking Drive-By downloads

Ketchup wrote:I am actually hoping that Adobe Flash gets replaced by something else, period.  It runs so horribly on Linux. 


Amen!!!
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Post Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:01 pm

Re: BLADE: New tool for blocking Drive-By downloads

Lots of talk out there about the new multimedia capabilities of HTML5 and how it will replace many puglins by not only Adobe but also MS. Out of this:

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=html+5+replace+flash

I found this one that does a good job of covering the issues:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/28/html_5_dream/

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