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Java malware 'was signed with certificates stolen from security vendor
Malware used in a zero-day Java exploit was signed with certificates stolen from a security firm, researchers have found.
The editions of Java targeted by the malware, Java 6 Update 41 and Java 7 Update 15 were released 10 days ago. However, researchers at security firms FireEye and CyberESI have already discovered an attack — known as CVE-2013-1493 — that successfully exploits the two editions of Java, and have informed Oracle of its existence.
Although the exploit in most cases causes a Java virtual machine to crash before executing, if it is successful, it will install a trojan, according to FireEye.
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