Wave Of Web Application Attacks Target Java Vulnerabilities
Attackers are increasingly targeting Web applications, and the latest analysis conducted by San Diego-based Websense Inc. found Java to be a particular target. The security firm added Java version detection to its classification engine and applied the data to its ThreatSeeker network to find out which versions of Java are being actively used on tens of millions of endpoints. The firm found a vast majority of outdated Java plugins, including some that were more than two-years old.
Here's a look at some of the contributing factors behind the onslaught of Java attacks.