Innovative Technology of the Week: Shapeshifter for Web Data Security
A startup called Shape Security promises that Shapeshifter will safeguard your web data from cyber criminals- by making it a moving target.
“By putting the Shapeshifter appliance in front of a website, every HTML page that is presented for viewing is subtly transmitted in its underlying code each time so that it won’t look the same twice…. This automatic altering of web pages to the external world creates a kind of deceptive camouflage designed to never let an attacker get a single straight shot to undermine the site through attacks such as cross-site scripting or application denial-of-service attacks.”
This “real-time polymorphism” of web page code sounds like a hacker’s worst nightmare, and our new favorite data security measure.