2014: Year of the New 'Old' Bugs

Infographic Shows Length of Time Exploits Went Undetected
2014: Year of the New 'Old' Bugs

This past year saw the revelation of three massive security bugs - Heartbleed, POODLE and Shellshock - that existed for lengthy periods of time before they were discovered.

See Also: Unite & Disrupt: Mitigate Attacks by Uniting Security Operations

For instance, the Heartbleed vulnerability - which exposes a flaw in OpenSSL, a cryptographic tool that provides communication security and privacy over the Internet - was identified in April, but had existed in the wild since December 2011.



About the Author

Jeffrey Roman

Jeffrey Roman

News Writer, ISMG

Roman is the former News Writer for Information Security Media Group. Having worked for multiple publications at The College of New Jersey, including the College's newspaper "The Signal" and alumni magazine, Roman has experience in journalism, copy editing and communications.




Around the Network