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Fewer Java exploits as hackers turn attention to Silverlight

Posted on Wednesday, January 21 2015 @ 16:45:15 CET by


TweakTown reports Java exploits are down 34 percent as the platform is getting more secure. Attackers now seem to be shifting attention to Microsoft's Silverlight, which is experiencing a significant uptick in attacks:
Another aspect to good cybersecurity is understanding what types of software are being targeted - and why - with clues gathered from this type of information. Java, which has been a longtime favorite for exploits, has increased focus on security, so users have shifted attention to Microsoft Silverlight. As such, experts have seen a strong uptick in Silverlight-based attacks:

"We saw a 34 percent drop in exploits in Java," said Jason Brvenik, principal engineer of security business at Cisco, in a statement to SCMagazine.com. "Java has become more secure. Attackers have noted this, so we saw a rise in the exploit of Silverlight consequently."




 



 

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