Java exploits are on the rise, and sharply so, exceeding PDF attacks by a factor of 60 to 1, according to Microsoft. Is it time to cut off Java in your workplace?
Java exploits are on the rise, and sharply so, exceeding PDF attacks by a factor of 60 to 1, according to Microsoft. Is it time to cut off Java in your workplace?There's an unavoidable, I think, progression in the growth of attacks against Java.
That progression, as pointed out in a recent Microsoft security blog, has steepened dramatically over the past couple of years, with the quarter just ended showing -- according to Microsoft -- more than 6 million attacks aimed at Java, compared to around 100,000 targeting PDF vulnerabilities.
The reason for the growth? Java -- and its vulnerabilities -- may not be as obvious even to security-savvy businesses as browsers, applications and other common attack targets. This is a dilemma with anything that runs in the background, but Java's popularity makes Java a bigger dilemma.
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