You’re probably used to getting up to your eyeballs in malware.
But what if you could turn your browser into a security gate?
That’s what researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and University of Toronto have done with a virus-hunting software program called SecurityGate.
It can scan websites for malicious code and then deliver a warning message to you if the site is compromised.
The program also works with web browsers and other software that encrypts sensitive data and can automatically block the malicious site.
That’s a huge advantage, especially if you don’t trust a website’s security policies.
But the program doesn’t work in a sandbox, which makes it more difficult to detect malicious code.
Researchers say SecurityGate could also be used to scan a large number of websites and deliver a report on a website, like an email or a message in a phone call.
The researchers say SecurityGates can detect malicious sites by looking for specific pieces of code that appear to be inauthentic or are not working.
“A good example of a bad security website would be the website that sells a tool called an AV kit,” said lead researcher Justin Estrada.
“We were able to use SecurityGate to determine the presence of the AV kit on the website, which is quite helpful because there are a lot of websites out there that sell this type of thing.”
The researchers used SecurityGaga’s own tools to analyze the sites, and then found a number of sites that were vulnerable to malware and malware-infected traffic.
The company is looking into whether its software can also be useful in protecting users from malicious websites.
“SecurityGaga is a great tool for those who want to take a proactive approach to secure their data, but it can be useful for people who are more of a reactive person,” said company CEO Matt Johnson.
SecurityGate is still in the testing phase, so there are still a few technical details to iron out before the program can be widely used.
For example, the researchers say it will need to be able to scan hundreds of millions of websites in real time.
There’s also the question of whether SecurityGage will be useful if you already have a dedicated antivirus solution, or if it will be used as a way to protect websites against new malicious attacks.
SecurityGages creators have also said they plan to expand the program to cover websites that have no official security guidelines or standards.
“It’s a really great tool,” said Johnson.
“This is an extension of what we do at SecurityGeeks, we want to provide people with the tools they need to protect their data and the websites they visit.”
SecurityGaggles creators are also working to improve the tool’s accuracy.
Johnson said they are working to expand SecurityGGate’s features, adding more features, so that it will allow the user to automatically scan sites for malware.
“That’s going to allow you to have a lot more granular control over your site,” he said.