Java surpasses Adobe Reader as most exploited software

ACCORDING to the recently published Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2012, Oracle Java was the most frequently exploited software by cyber-criminals during the year.

Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player ranking in the second and third places, respectively.

Exploiting vulnerabilities is one of the primary methods used by cybercriminals to install malware on victims' computers.

Cybercriminals exploit applications or software that have un-patched security vulnerabilities, which exist because either the individual or business have failed to patch their vulnerable applications with the latest security updates from vendors.

Exploit packs - or malicious programs that try to infect a computer utilizing various vulnerabilities in popular software - are the main tool behind web-based attacks.

Read more at Kaspersky Labs


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