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New Java exploit sells for $5000 on black web; possible threat to millions of PCs

John P. Mello Jr. | Jan. 17, 2013
Another previously unpublicized flaw in Java threatens the security of millions of PCs that may still have the application running on it.

"In the past, we have seen that the attackers were able to steal a valid certificate to sign malicious code so it won't surprise me if we see this technique being used," he said.

Because Java appears to be riddled with vulnerabilities, Bitdefender's Botezatu recommends Oracle identify the core components of the software and rewrite it from scratch.

No doubt, more than a little rewriting of the software will be done when Oracle releases the next version of Java scheduled for September.


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