Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Microsoft Issues Warning About Increased Java Attacks | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

No doubt “unbreakable” Oracle will sort all this out real soon now…  In the meantime, check the main story link below for some reasons why Java is a productive attack vector.

In a Monday story about Adobe Reader X I noted that, due to increased security vigilance on Adobe's part, PDF files were no longer the leading vehicle for software exploit-driven malware. That dishonor belongs to Sun's Oracle's Java.

Others took notice of the same phenomenon. A blog entry from Microsoft's Malware Protection Center includes a graph that shows the extent of it: PDF exploits are flat, probably declining, and Java exploits are skyrocketing.

Microsoft Issues Warning About Increased Java Attacks | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

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