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The Rise of the “Blackhole” Exploit Kit: The Importance of Keeping All Software Up To Date
A Microsoft security blog post highlights the importance of keeping all of your software up-to-date. The University offers Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) at no cost to students, faculty, and staff on IUware Online.
From the article:
According to data we recently published in the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 12 (SIRv12), drive-by download attacks continue to be a favorite tactic used by many attackers attempting to compromise large numbers of systems around the world.
Typically the Blacole exploit kit attempts to exploit vulnerabilities in applications such as Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC), the Oracle Java Runtime Environment (JRE), and other popular products and components...
Read the entire article on blogs.technet.com.
David Greenberg is a Principal Security Engineer in the University Information Security Office.