When most people hear POODLE, they think of man’s best friend. Well, actually, most men would probably go for something manlier, like a Pit Bull or Rottweiler, but you get the idea. Regardless, there’s a new POODLE on the block that isn’t the sweet, innocent pup that we’ve all become familiar with. It is a critical security vulnerability that has impacted the SSL 3.0 (v3).
From 2013 to 2017, the number of POS-ready mobile devices is expected to grow by nearly 400 percent. Although smartphones are largely fueling this explosion, tablets are also helping to drive this trend. In a recent survey, 70 percent of merchants cited larger screen sizes as one of the biggest advantages of tablets over smartphones.
As the smartphone wars rage on, it appears that Android has an insurmountable lead. Google-enabled mobile devices enjoy 53 percent market share, compared to only 31 percent for iPhones. And as recently as Q3 2013, nearly 81 percent of all shipped mobile devices used the Android platform.