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Tool to block browser exploits (BeEF: Browser exploitation framework)

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#1 ponde


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Posted 02 August 2016 - 10:27 AM



I am amazed that I could not find a thread talking about BeEF! BeEF is short from Browser Exploitation Framework and it is scary easy to use. It's a javascript code that is inserted into website. All the victim has to do is visit the website and the browser is "hooked". The hooked browser session pops up in the attackers BeEF web GUI. From there the attacker can use about 255 different commands to compromise the OS and/or steal credentials. 



So far only Symantecs Norton security has been the only AV/AM/Tool to detect and block the exploit. I have tested the exploit agains Bitdefender, Sophos, Malwarebytes, Emsisoft, Comodo, Windows defender and anti-exploits such as Malwarebytes Anti-exploit and Hitman Pro.Alert. I have also tried some other tools like Spyshelter. If it wasn't for Norton I would be sure that there is no software that can detect the exploit.



Does anybody know any other software than Norton that could even detect the malicious js script?




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#2 Didier Stevens

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 04:24 PM

Vegan: https://blog.cylance.com/vegan-chrome-extension-to-defeat-beef

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