Google today released an open-source tool called DOM Snitch that tries to flag Web site software that would be dangerous to run in a browser.
The software is an experimental Chrome extension that examines how Web site code executes to see if commands could lead to cross-site scripting or other attacks used to deliver malware to computers via a Web browser.
DOM Snitch (download) "enables developers and testers to identify insecure practices commonly found in client-side code," said Google security test engineer Radoslav Vasilev in a blog post. He elaborated:
To do this, we have adopted several approaches … Read more