Veterans of antispyware specialist PestPatrol have developed a new
tool that throws up roadblocks for so-called drive-by installs of
malicious code onto vulnerable PCs.
The tool, called SocketShield, monitors Internet traffic as it
enters a PC and takes action based on a blacklist of known bad Web
sites and vulnerability signatures, Roger Thompson, chief technology
officer at Exploit Prevention Labs, said in an interview Friday.
"Before you can open a poisoned page and get infected, we can stop it,"