Recently, a Web encryption security vulnerability, commonly known as "POODLE," was revealed by Google engineers. A bad actor could place his or her system in the position to do a "man-in-the-middle" (MITM) interception of the protocol negotiations between a Web browser and a server. As they negotiate to find the strongest protocol both support, the MITM can alter the communications, rejecting all stronger protocols, forcing the connection to use the easily-broken SSLv3. The basic problem is in the SSLv3 protocol which has been obsolete for 15 years. When browsers and sites capable of strong protocols revert to it, their subsequent traffic can be decrypted by available means.
We take the responsibility of keeping your information protected very seriously at Electra Information Systems. To achieve the highest level of security, Electra has joined Apple and other large vendors by removing SSLv3 support from our Web servers. This means that browsers will only be presented with TLS as an option. TLS has supplanted SSL as a more secure protocol.