Over 50% of Enterprise Users Work with Expired Adobe Reader Versions, Reports Zscaler
Zscaler the cloud security vendor recently published its security research paper titled "State of the Web Report for Q2-2011" according to which, 56.46% of computer-users within enterprises work with outdated versions of Adobe Reader causing them to become targets of client-side crime toolkits like the Blackhole Exploit Toolkit that's used for exploiting security flaws within Java and Adobe Reader.
Articulating at this juncture, Vice-President Security Research Michael Sutton at Zscaler stated that for maintaining security, updating and patching software applications were most important because the current assault trends focused on hijacked expired plug-ins. Indeed, large-scale hacking assaults hitting the news recently apparently had been occurring via hijacking merely one plug-in affecting a company, he recalled. ZDNet.com published this on August 9, 2011.
Sutton further stated that unsurprisingly, online-miscreants adapted very fast. Essentially, it was because of exploitation kits aiding in developing web-oriented malicious software of modular nature that it was possible to increase attack codes for striking certain exploitation medium during a given period. Within the current instance, cyber-criminals would abuse the outdated Adobe Reader during the intervals of the remaining client-side attack codes they'd obtain, he added.
Finally the research paper as well outlines deceptive-diversion from contaminated nodes onto vibrant attack sites serving like one more prominent reason for the rise in malware during Q2-2011.
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