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2014 was a surprisingly bad year for software exploits. Systems that we thought were impenetrable – like Open SSL – showed some huge weaknesses. Hackers took full advantage of these weaknesses and dealt some major damage. Without further ado, here are the top 5 worst software exploits of 2014: 5) Heartbleed Heartbleed sounds like a type of heart disease. But it’s not. Heartbleed was a dRead More
Heartbleed was one of the most devastating security flaws ever exposed. Earlier this month, a Google security researcher named Neel Mehta and a small team from Codenomicon discovered a loophole in OpenSSL which allowed third parties to spy on ‘encrypted’ and ‘protected’ transmissions. The flaw had existed since 2011. Normally, exploits like this are big news but not big enough for moRead More
A week ago, nobody had ever heard the term “heartbleed” outside of the medical industry. This week, Heartbleed has appeared in major newspapers, websites, and publications all over the world. What is Heartbleed? And why are people freaking out about it? Heartbleed is a recently-discovered exploit in OpenSSL. OpenSSL is a security encryption software used by millions of websites around thRead More