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New Software to Prevent Botnet Attacks

A technology that changes websites' code to defeat hackers, has been unveiled by a US start up.

Shape-Security has said their product makes it harder to carry out automated attacks.

The product works with the HTML, Javascript and CSS languages, changing a site's code into a moving target to prevent cyber criminals from carrying out scripted attacks.

The firm's founder, Sumit Argarwal said: "The website looks and feels exactly the same to legitimate users, but the underlying site code is different on every page view.

"Ultimately, the ShapeShifter aims to stop non-human visitors from executing large-scale automated attacks. This may help break the economics of breaches like the one Target experienced in late 2013, by eliminating the monetisation path.

"Without automated scripts, many of today's attacks cease to be economically viable."

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