The polymorphism will allow ShapeShifter to block attacks such as account takeovers, application distributed denial of service, and Man-in-the-Browser. Apparently this is how some malware attacks websites but according to Shape Security’s VP of Strategy, Shuman Ghosemajumder, a malware attack uses “the same fundamental concept of polymorphism, but the implementation is different.” Unfortunately Shape Security’s ShapeShifter solution does not come cheap and is currently available as a hardware appliance for now, although a cloud-based version is under development, and is priced upwards of a million dollars. This means that the average joe looking to protect their website will have to look elsewhere, but websites belonging to financial institutions, health care, or major e-commerce institutions will most likely be potential clients for Shape Security.
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