SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a protocol used to establish a secure connection between a client and server. SSL 3.0 was introduced in 1996 and is still in wide use by the internet ecosystem (clients and servers). The latest version of this protocol is TLS (Transport Layer Security) 1.2. TLS 1.2 has not been fully adopted in the internet ecosystem as a large number of legacy systems cannot support TLS. Researchers today published a vulnerability with SSL 3.0, POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption), that could allow an attacker to decrypt secure cookies sent over a secure connection.