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.
VisibleV8 can be downloaded from Kapravelos’ site at http://kapravelos.com/projects/vv8.
The work was done with support from the Office of Naval Research, under grant N00014-17-1-2541; by DARPA, under agreement number FA8750-19-C-0003; and by the National Science Foundation, under grant CNS-1703375.
Note to Editors: The study abstract follows.
Authors: Jordan Jueckstock and Alexandros Kapravelos, North Carolina State University
Presented: ACM Internet Measurement Conference 2019, Oct. 21-23, Amsterdam, Netherlands
This post was originally published in NC State News.