New Whitehole exploit toolkit emerges on the underground market

For now the toolkit only targets Java vulnerabilities, researchers say

By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Service |  Security

Security experts are regularly advising users to keep their software and browser plug-ins up to date in order to protect their computers from drive-by download attacks. However, in some cases, attackers use exploits for vulnerabilities that haven't been patched -- zero-day exploits. To prevent such attacks, it's better to completely disable browser plug-ins that are not frequently used and to enable click-to-play for plug-in based content in browsers that support the feature like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera.

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