Screen-exclamationInternet security was one of the major concerns in 2014 on the growing internet community. Among the number of new breeds of bugs and viruses, at least three were identified as the most notorious of them all.

First in line is Heartbleed which can intercept and decrypt secret communications through a tricky process of making the user vulnerable once an OpenSSL software with the Heartbleed extension is used. Next is the Shellshock bug that was notable not only for its ability to execute commands but for its longevity in causing internet havoc since 1989. And lastly, the Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption or POODLE as it is famously known.

Internet security will still be a hot trend in 2015 and more bugs similar to these three are expected to cause serious threats in a lot of industries.

Source: EFF