Japanese Adult Websites Could Infect Your Computer with Malware
Gabriel Roşu / 7 years ago
People visiting adult websites is nothing out of the common, having it be a normal occurrence from time to time. However, those of you attempting to visit a Japanese adult website should know that cyber criminals are attempting to infect your computer just by visiting the website.
A report made by ESET reveals that the malware targets Microsoft Internet Explorer users, having users be redirected to an exploit page that will take advantage of a Java vulnerability. Needless to say, other browsers could be affected by the vulnerability as well. Therefore, Japanese adult websites should be avoided even if using a different browser like Google Chrome or Firefox for example.
The website is said to redirect users to a common Error 404 page, which usually indicates that the page does not exist. Users are tempted to close the page and no harm done. At least that’s what everybody thinks. The truth is, the code behind it all is said to trigger a malicious Java applet that will remain in the system even after the page has been closed.
To be noted is that the Java vulnerability in question is said to have been patched by Oracle back in 2013. However, the hackers might be relying on the fact that many users are not patching their software to the latest versions thinking that they are safe and exploits do not affect them. This is not the case, since hackers are always out to find and exploit even the most tricky vulnerability they could find, therefore it is a good idea to keep all your software up to date. Those who have not updated their Java to the latest version should do it by visiting Oracle’s Java web page here.