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Sticking plaster supplied for your zero day exploits

Start-up software outfit offers first aid
Mon May 01 2006, 07:28
A STARTUP security outfit says it has come up with security software which it claims can serve as a "Band-Aid" until software flaws are patched.

SocketShield, is offering a downloaded free of charge beta of its product from the Web site of Exploit Prevention Labs.

It is a signature-based monitor that detects and blocks vulnerability exploits but does not try to fix worm or virus or spyware or Trojan horse payloads.

The big idea is that often users are stuck waiting for the likes of Microsoft to come up with patches sometimes for months.

It runs on all 32- and 64-bit editions of Windows, and scans the incoming data stream of every application which uses information from outside the PC and looks at the stream after the data packets have been reassembled.

After the month-long planned beta, asubscription to SocketShield will set you back $29.95 a year.

More at Information Week. µ


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