Monday, August 30, 2010

Virtual browser from Invincea could deflect web malware attacks

If you want to protect your computer when web browsing with the “canary in the coal mine” technique, there is a virtual browser from a small northern Virginia company called Invincea, with its own account of the opportunity here , as extracted from the Washington Post on June 7, 2010.

If the virtual browser encounters scareware or other malware, only the dummy browser is attacked. Presumably this would be particularly effective with SQL injection attacks.

The question remains how effective this screening is when compared to browser ratings (McAfee Site Advisor or Mozilla Web of Trust) or anti-virus company intervention (as with Webroot Sophos).

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