Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » TERM » J »

Java Security Exploit

A term that refers to any number of security exploits in Oracle's Java software, which has a long history of being vulnerable to security flaws. The most recent Java Security Exploit appeared in early 2013, and affected all versions of Java up to Java 7 Update 10. 

This zero-day security vulnerability, referenced as CVE-2013-0422 by the CVE, carried a payload of malware that could result in identity theft as well as rendering the host machine an unauthorized botnet that could then be used in denial-of-service (DoS) attacks against other machines.

Oracle periodically releases software patches developed to address Java security exploits, and it released one as Java 7 Update 11 two days after the most recent vulnerability was discovered. Only days after that patch debuted, a new zero-day Java security exploit was publicized and marketed by crimeware sites for $5,000.







TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
DID YOU KNOW?
13 Twitter Tips and Tricks to Tweet Like a Pro

From celebrity tweets to hosting live Twitter chats, our favorite Twitter tips will have you tweeting like a pro in no time. Read More »

Interesting Times: Transformation in the IT Channel

Business transformation will remain the buzzword of the moment as channel firms continue to assess the direction of their companies in the age of... Read More »

11 Tips to Boost Your Wi-Fi Signal

It's not just your lawnmower and household tools that your neighbor won't return. Our top picks include everything from updating device firmware... Read More »

QUICK REFERENCE
29 Free Android Apps for Cash-Strapped Students

From wacky alarm clocks to lecture hall tools and after class entertainment, these Android apps are a good fit for a student's life and budget. Read More »

Network Fundamentals Study Guide

A network is a group of two or more computer systems or devices, linked together to share resources, exchange files and electronic communications.... Read More »

Computer Architecture Study Guide

This Webopedia  study guide describes the different parts of a computer system and their relations. Read More »