Tue, Apr 17 2007 16:02
Free browser plug-in spots dodgy sites
Finjan Software Inc. today joined the ranks of vendors offering free
site security-ranking services by unveiling SecureBrowsing, a plug-in
for Internet Explorer and Firefox that warns users of risky Web sites.
The browser plug-in scans each link in the results generated by
the search engines from Google Inc., Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. in
real time, then ranks the URLs so users can decide whether to click
through. The scans, said Finjan, examine all the dynamic code
components of the page and detect potentially malicious code hosted on
sites with a behavior-based scanner rather than relying on blacklists.
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