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BLADE Software Eliminates 'Drive-by Downloads' From Malicious Websites
October 6, 2010
Researchers have developed a new tool that eliminates drive-by download threats. BLADE (Block All Drive-By Download Exploits) is browser-independent and when tested, it blocked all drive-by malware installation attempts from more than 1,900 malicious websites, produced no false positives, and required minimal resources from the computer. Details about BLADE will be presented today at the Association for Computing Machinery's Conference on Computer and Communications Security.
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