Java Under Attack
Java applications can expose organizations to significant risk, as Java is one of the most targeted software platforms. According to research conducted by IBM Security Trusteer researchers and IBM X-Force, 50% of exploits target Java vulnerabilities. Of these, 96% are malicious Java applications that manage to break Java’s internal security mechanisms and gain elevated privileges. Because they operate maliciously inside the Java virtual machine, these attacks may easily bypass OS-level controls which may be blind to such manipulations.
A comprehensive threat protection approach must take into account the potential implications and perils of this popular platform. When choosing a protection system, security professionals needs to consider Java and how to best protect against cybercriminals who target Java vulnerabilities or create rogue Java apps.