Attackers improve on JavaScript trickery

Friday, 20 April 2007, 10:03 AM EST

As JavaScript becomes an increasingly key component of online attacks, attackers are investing more energy in obfuscation and other techniques to make defenders' attempts at reverse engineering more difficult.

Attackers have adopted the same techniques used to hide the purpose of other types of malicious code, such as splitting up the code into many components and the use of custom encoders, to obfuscate JavaScript, said Jose Nazario, senior security engineer at Arbor Networks.

At The Register.

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