Jailed JavaScript library runs untrusted code safely in browsers, Node.js

June 14, 2016

Via: InfoWorld

A recently revised JavaScript library now makes it possible to run untrusted JavaScript code, in either Node.js or a modern browser, via a sandboxed environment that provides a controlled way to determine its behavior.

Hostile code can be written in any language and JavaScript is no exception, whether it’s run in a Node.js instance or in a web browser. Often, the only way to determine how a piece of JavaScript will really behave is to run it and watch the results — preferably isolated inside a VM. But this isn’t always practical.

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