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.
By Joris Evers Staff Writer, CNET News.com Published: April 28, 2006, 4:07 PM PDT 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," he said... SocketShield is aimed at shielding Windows users against what's known as drive-by installs, the surreptitious installation of malicious software as people surf the Web... A trial, or beta, version of SocketShield for Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 is available at no cost. Exploit Prevention Labs plans to launch a first official version of the tool in early June. That version will cost $29.95 per year...
The only easy day was yesterday.
...some do, some don't; some will, some won't (WR)