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Thread: Protecting your computer from Java based Attacks!

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    Hello forum,

    I have developed an open-source program called JScanner which is a Java Malware Defense Tool.

    It allows users to scan class files, Jar files, and Applets for malicious code.

    You can watch some videos of JScanner on my Youtube Channel.

    The source-code can be found here.

    Documentation: https://docs.google.com/a/dragons.as...icAGxCEuE/edit

    Thanks!
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    Interesting. How are you detecting whether something is malware in Java?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinWorkman View Post
    Interesting. How are you detecting whether something is malware in Java?
    It uses reflection to inform you if something is using potentially malicious routines, like opening a socket or deleting files.

    @DMoneigh neat idea. I like your coding style.

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    Wow that's really cool - great work!

    Have you considered commercializing it? I know it's difficult (need a license etc.)
    but I guess it would be something to consider. If it does well, you can add updates/patches
    to any code you develop. Keep up the good work

    Wishes Ada xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinWorkman View Post
    Interesting. How are you detecting whether something is malware in Java?
    JScanner has a defined, but not limitied to a set of "malicious" methods and or classes that I believe most if not all of the Java Programming Community would agree on being classified as malicious. JScanner has the bytecode signatures of these threatening methods/classes and compares it to the bytecode signatures of the target Java program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristopherLowe View Post
    It uses reflection to inform you if something is using potentially malicious routines, like opening a socket or deleting files.

    @DMoneigh neat idea. I like your coding style.
    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ada Lovelace View Post
    Wow that's really cool - great work!

    Have you considered commercializing it? I know it's difficult (need a license etc.)
    but I guess it would be something to consider. If it does well, you can add updates/patches
    to any code you develop. Keep up the good work

    Wishes Ada xx
    I honestly have not tried commercializing it. The most that I've tried was putting it into some science fairs, where it did not even place.

    I will continue to keep updating it. Please be on the lookout for updates!

    Thanks.

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