Zozzle: Low-overhead Mostly Static JavaScript Malware Detection

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Provided by: Microsoft Research
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
JavaScript malware-based attacks account for a large fraction of successful mass-scale exploitation happening today. From the standpoint of the attacker, the attraction is that these drive-by attacks can be mounted against an unsuspecting user visiting a seemingly innocent web page. While several techniques for addressing these types of exploits have been proposed, in-browser adoption has been slow, in part because of the performance overhead these methods tend to incur. In this paper, the authors propose ZOZZLE, a low-overhead solution for detecting and preventing JavaScript malware that can be deployed in the browser.
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