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A Javascript-based DDoS Attack as seen by Safe Browsing

Posted by Niels Provos, Distinguished Engineer, Security Team

To protect users from malicious content, Safe Browsing’s infrastructure analyzes web pages with web browsers running in virtual machines. This allows us to determine if a page contains malicious content, such as Javascript meant to exploit user machines. While machine learning algorithms select which web pages to inspect, we analyze millions of web pages every day and achieve good coverage of the web in general.