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    Anybody know what ever happened to BLADE?

    I saw this pop up in 2010 with some press - it looked really promising as I've seen so many drive-by downloads in my one-man computer business the last couple of years - this BLADE looked to be something that would really be useful.

    However, nothing seems to have happended with it in almost a year now and wondered if anyone knew what the story was.

    http://www.blade-defender.org/

    Bob.

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    Perhaps this was the limitation on its success:

    While BLADE is highly successful in thwarting drive-by download attempts, the development team admits that BLADE will not prevent social engineering attacks. Internet users are still the weakest link in the security chain, they said.

    “BLADE requires a user’s browser to be configured to require explicit consent before executable files are downloaded, so if this option is disabled by the user, then BLADE will not be able to protect that user’s Web surfing activities,” Lee said.

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