The tool, called VisibleV8, runs in the Chrome browser and is designed to detect malicious programs capable of evading existing malware detection systems, said researchers from North Carolina State University.
Because VisibleV8 consists of only 600 lines of code, out of the millions of lines of code in Chrome, the software tool is relatively easy to keep up-to-date. This is an important consideration given that Chrome’s code is updated approximately every six weeks. VisibleV8 can also be used to target the most likely malicious behaviors without hurting browser performance.
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