A PC is attacked by these malicious websites by exploiting vulnerabilities in the web browser. The attacker thus gets control over the Operating System. Once the attacker compromises the user’s web browsers, the browser can be instructed to visit the attacker’s website by using a number of redirections. Thus, any kind of malware can get installed on a user’s computer without the knowledge of the user. This kind of attack can be efficiently avoided with Browser JSGuard add-on.
Browser JSGuard for Chrome and Firefox
Browser JSGuard is launched by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing. This organization is the premier R&D organization of the Government of India. C-DAC has created this add-on for both Chrome and Firefox browsers. Some of its features are as follows:
- Content/Heuristic based web malware protection
- The add-on alerts the user on malicious web pages
- It also provides a detailed analysis of the web page (You can see the analysis by clicking on the icon present in Add-on bar)
How to install Browser JSGuard for Chrome and Firefox browsers
If you hover over this icon, a message ‘Webpage Behaviour Report’ is displayed. Open the desired website and click on this icon to see the report for the selected website. The report window looks as follows:
You can also give feedback for this report by clicking the link at the end of the report. Browser JSGuard It is among the several anti-malware tools launched by C-DAC India.
What is the best defense against cross-site scripting attacks?
The best way to defend against a cross-site scripting attack is by using a strong firewall application. However, it is also recommended to take additional precautions while using unnecessary websites. For that matter, you can use the Browser JSGuard as well. It blocks malicious codes from being run in the background.
Browser JSGuard add-on for Google Chrome can be downloaded from chrome.google.com. To install it on Mozilla Firefox, visit addons.mozilla.com. And do give your feedback below, for the benefit of other users.