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Security Threats in 2014 We Must Not Forget in 2015!

technology technology (2020-01-27)


So, 2014 has ended and while it brought into the online world several new scams and frauds and internet-based threats, it also taught us netizens that there are indeed different ways in which we could cover ourselves up. It isn’t about having too many security solutions on our devices and having a team of security experts always working towards keeping us secure while we are on the Internet; rather, it is about us and our online behavior that is most to be appreciated or questioned. https://iway.rosemont.edu/ICS/Campus_Life/Campus_Groups/Organization_of_African_American_Students/Home.jnz?portlet=Discussion_Board&screen=PostView&screenType=change&id=53655a69-4e14-458f-88f1-284a3ed7ff73

 

Security solution manufacturers have and will continue to develop tools to keep you safe; however, the onus of our online security is on us and we are the best judge to decide what can keep us safe. So, while you have put all your online security plans to execution and are relaxing this time, here is a quick recap of the security threats that really shook us last year. We certainly do not want these threats to come back around, but while we are gearing ourselves up to newer threats, we shouldn’t ideally forget these as they can re-appear if given a chance. In that sense, they are still as much a threat today, like they were a few months ago. https://ifgoiano.edu.br/periodicos/index.php/multiscience/comment/view/530/0/303589

 

 

Photo hacks

This one began with a random photo hack instance of a celebrity and went on to reveal its dark side soon thereafter. Many more private moments of different celebrities soon came out in them open and threats of many other’s images being leaked to the public started looming large. While there is presently no news on this one, photo hacks surely grabbed the headlines in 2014 with its ugly modus operandi.

 

Heartbleed

Taking the advantage of a simple coding error, this bug made the personal details of users very vulnerable on the Internet. What you would otherwise fiercely guard, the heartbleed bug made all that information very easily available to a cyber criminal who wanted to access that information and manipulate it. No one noticed this programming error in the OpenSSL cryptographic software library not until it was revealed that websites were now at the mercy of these criminals and all user data that was stored in these websites were equally at risk. Website designers from all over the world promptly swung into action and were able to stop further heartache and heartbleed. https://periodicos.ufpel.edu.br/ojs2/index.php/dissertatio/comment/view/13614/0/150627

 

Poodle

Although the name may sound cute and harmless, Padding Oracle on Downgraded Legacy Encryption is in reality harmful and seriously challenges the security quotient of domains, especially the ones that have high levels of fragmentation. So, to put it in simple words, Poodle directly attacked the SSL vulnerability (found in old versions) and thereby put at risk the personal and sensitive information of millions of users. And to do this, Poodle would convince servers and browsers to use SSL standards that were outdated and carried vulnerabilities so that it could maximize its benefits.

 

These three threats bring back sour memories to our minds, don’t they? So, while you are taking care of not falling into trap of new threats, look out for these threats as well – they are old, but deadly still nevertheless.

 

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