Download BLADE v1.0 - Coming Soon (a free to use research prototype)
BLADE's Evaluation Lab -- Check out BLADE's Daily Malware Evaluation Page
BLADE is funded through grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Army Research Office, and the Office of Naval Research.
Recent examples of ZERO-day exploits used by sites that BLADE blocks:
Imagine an Internet without web-based drive-by malware infections...
BLADE is a new Windows immunization system that prevents surreptitious drive-by download exploits from infecting vulnerable Windows hosts. BLADE is implemented as a series of kernel extensions, which interrupt the covert binary installation phase of current malware drive-by exploits. We test BLADE daily against live malicious URL links across the Internet and publicly post our unfiltered and auto-generated results to BLADE's Evaluation Lab
. To date, BLADE's interception logic has demonstrated 100% effectiveness in preventing covert binary installations using the most widely deployed browsers on the Internet. Furthermore, over the past six months we have tested BLADE against the newest 0-day drive-by exploit attacks within days of their release, and none have circumvented BLADE. In our next phase, we will provide a free Internet release of BLADE for public use, which will extend our ability to harvest new malicious URLs and binaries and will help us further explore BLADE's compatibility across a larger range of computing environments and configurations. Thanks for your interest and your patience.
BLADE Development Team:
Georgia Tech: Long Lu, Wenke Lee
SRI International: Phillip Porras, Vinod Yegneswaran
NEW: Learn how BLADE works.
[PDF] - L. Lu, V. Yegneswaran, P.A. Porras, W. Lee, "BLADE: An Attack-Agnostic Approach for Preventing Drive-By Malware Infections," in Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Computer and Communiations Security (CCS 2010), Chicago, IL, October 2010.