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Microsoft warns for exponential rise in Java exploits

Posted on Tuesday, October 19 2010 @ 15:42:05 CEST by


Microsoft Malware Protection Center blogger Holly Stewart warns for an unprecedented rise in Java exploit attempts. To prevent getting infection, it's recommended to updata your Java plugin asap.
What I discovered was that some of our exploit "malware" families were telling a scary story - an unprecedented wave of Java exploitation. In fact, by the beginning of this year, the number of Java exploits (and by that I mean attacks on vulnerable Java code, not attacks using JavaScript) had well surpassed the total number of Adobe-related exploits we monitored. See chart below for details:

The Java spike in Q3 is primarily driven by attacks on three vulnerabilities, which all, by the way, have had patches available for them for some time now.
More info over here.




 



 

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