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A study published in June 2019 reveals that in the Alexa Top 1 million websites, one out of 600 sites executes WebAssembly (Wasm) code. The study moreover finds that over 50% of those sites using WebAssembly apply it for malicious deeds, such as cryptocurrency mining and malware code obfuscation. Marius Musch, Christian Wressnegger, Martin Johns, and Konrad Rieck, in a study sponsored by the Institute for Application Security and the Institute of System Security from the Technische Universität Braunschweig, analyzed the prevalence of WebAssembly in the Alex