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."
Fewer Java exploits as hackers turn attention to Silverlight
Posted on Wednesday, Jan 21 2015 @ 16:45 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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: