Month: December 2014


In late 2014 an attack came to the attention of the security world known as the POODLE attack. POODLE stands for Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption. The attack underscored the vulnerabilities introduced when legacy protocols with weak encryption are used. In practice, SSL or Secure Socket Layer has been superseded by Transport Layer Security (TLS) as a

Predictions for security threats

After a year of big data breaches like Home Depot and Sony, and widespread security vulnerabilities in our shared software, which spawned the likes of Heartbleed and Shellshock, it’s easy to predict that cybersecurity will be a hot topic in 2015, says Sophos. Here is another interesting report from the team at Sophos.