Microsoft, Apple, Facebook victims of Java exploits

We wrote several times that when Oracle fixed quickly the security holes in Java, it did not have enough time to address the source of the problem. This can be now seen more clear after big names in the IT industry like Microsoft, Apple and Facebook felt victims to Java exploits.

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Microsoft communicated yesterday in their security blog that a certain number of computers were infected using a drive-by download caused, same as in the case of the other companies, by a Java zero-day exploit.

Even if we feel sorry that such an incident took place in the above companies, there is one lesson to be learned from this: anybody can become a victim. When visiting a specially crafted page that makes use of the exploit, it is possible to download and execute malicious content without consent.

If you didn’t uninstall Java until now, it is not too late to do it now.

Here is written how to get rid of Java.

Make sure you keep your antivirus up to date.

We have good protection for home users and for businesses.

Do not forget that in Microsoft’s case some Macs got infected. We have free protection for Macs.

 

Sorin Mustaca

IT Security Expert

via Avira – TechBlog http://techblog.avira.com/2013/02/25/microsoft-apple-facebook-victims-of-java-exploits/en/


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Sorin Mustaca

Sorin Mustaca, (ISC)2 CSSLP, CompTIA Security+ and Project+, is working since year 2000 in the IT Security industry and worked between 2003-2014 for Avira as Product Manager for the known products used by over 100 million users world-wide. Today he is an independent IT Security Consultant focusing on Cybersecurity, secure software development and security for IoT and Automotive. He is also running his personal blog Sorin Mustaca on Cybersecurity and is the author of the free eBook Improve your security .

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