Life is one long, on-going learning experience, and IT security mirrors life in that respect in a magnified way. The much-discussed vulnerabilities that have been discovered might have colorful names like Bash/ShellShock and POODLE and Heartbleed but the damage they can do is deadly serious. They're not confined to any one platform/operating system, either. What can we learn from this onslaught of security flaws in so many different popular software products?
That's what this article addresses: