A malware that strikes at Java HTTP servers and allows attackers to gain control on underlying systems has been spotted by security researchers of anti-virus vendor Trend Micro Inc.
The malware, identified as BKDR-JAVAWAR.JG, comes if the form of a JavaServer Page (JSP) and can only target Java Servlet containers such as Apache Tomcat of a Java-based HTTP server, according to Trend Micro.
Experts warn of Java exploit
Disable Java, security experts urge
To protect their servers from the threat, Trend Micro advises administrators to regularly implement security updates issued by software vendors; refrain from visiting unknown websites and bookmark trusted sites. Users are also encouraged to use strong passwords.
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