The tool, called VisibleV8, runs in the Chrome browser and is designed to detect malicious programs that are capable of evading existing malware detection systems.
But this approach is easily detected, allowing malware programs to alter their behavior in order to avoid being identified as malicious.
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.
More information: VisibleV8 can be downloaded from Kapravelos’ site at http://kapravelos.com/projects/vv8.