Java Drive-By – A Nightmare For Chatoholic People
Are you a chatoholic? Do you always visit dating sites and webcams? Its time to secure yourself from getting cheated and being spied.
What is Java Drive-By?
Ok, lets know what is Java Drive-By actually. Its an exploit in the Java Runtime Environment which enables the Java applet to download and execute any program.
Why it is dangerous?
It can install a RAT(Remote Administration Tool) which may spy you- your keystrokes, Webcam, Screen and lots more.
What type of sites may have this?
Any compromised site may have this. But mostly the Webcam and dating sites are targeted because most of these sites these days use Java Runtime Environment for chatting.
How the whole process is done?
Hackers mostly target Dating sites and Webcam sites because it has too much users. After compromising that site they insert some malicious code. Users may be infected when visiting a website, viewing an e-mail message or by clicking on a deceptive pop-up window, etc. After user have successfully downloaded the virus, Hackers use them as their slave for any Crime purpose, or stealing personal data etc.
How to protect yourself from Java Drive-By?
Most of the cases when you got this type of site a Security Warning Pops Out over the page. Always Verify the Publisher that you know.
But there is another Java Drive-By which is called Silent JDB. And that runs without any permission or confirmation. So better you encrypt your personal data and use a Good Antivirus. Always remember there is no friend here in this virtual world.