'Virtual sandboxing' provides safe security testing

Friday, 10 August 2007, 11:27 AM EST

Faced with volumes of browser vulnerabilities and Web-based exploits designed to take advantage of the flaws, security researchers at the ongoing Usenix Security Symposium in Boston on Wednesday presented a new process for protecting users with execution-based malware detection.

In a demonstration led by Alexander Moshchuk, a University of Washington graduate student who is part of a research team that has developed a tool that uses the technique for filtering out malicious programs, the expert pitched the use of "virtual sandboxing" as an effective means for testing Web applications for suspicious behavior before they reach end-users' browsers.

At Computerworld.

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