A picture is worth a thousand hacks.
Summary by Fred Donovan in FierceITSecurity.
Emphasis in red added by me.
Infographic: Heartbleed, Shellshock and POODLE top the list of major web vulnerabilities
The top three major web vulnerabilities uncovered this year were Heartbleed, Shellshock and POODLE, judges Web security firm Incapsula.
“What makes these mega vulnerabilities special is that unlike most vulnerabilities that are specific to a particular OS, browser or software application, these three relate to the core Internet infrastructure (e.g., SSL and Linux devices) and, in essence, affect just about every connected device owner and every Internet user on the globe,” explains Tim Matthews, vice president of marketing for Incapsula, in a blog.
Incapsula has put together an infographic that looks at each of these vulnerabilities in terms of when it was discovered, what type of vulnerability it is, what systems and the number that are affected, the risks posed by the vulnerability, its severity, how easy it is to exploit, and the difficulty of fixing it.
For a full-size infographic, click here.