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The Internet Is Broken, and Shellshock Is Just the Start of Our Woes

The year was 1987, and as Fox drove cross-country to his new home, the tapes held a software program called Bash, a tool for the UNIX operating system he had written and tagged with a license that let anyone use the code and even redistribute it to others.

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Improved Patch Tackles New Shellshock Bash Bug Attack Vectors

System administrators who spent last week making sure their computers are patched against Shellshock, a critical vulnerability in the Bash Unix command-line interpreter, will have to install a new patch that addresses additional attack vectors.

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Shellshock Makes Heartbleed Look Insignificant

The new vulnerability in the Bash shell is the worst we've seen in many years. No software on critical systems can be assumed as safe.

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ShellShock: How to Protect Your Unix, Linux and Mac Servers

The Unix/Linux Bash security hole can be deadly to your servers. Here's what you need to worry about, how to see if you can be attacked, and what to do if your shields are down.

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10 Ways Enterprises Can Best Prepare for DDoS Attacks

With DDoS attacks posing such a formidable threat, it's not surprising that many organizations lack sufficient resources to counteract them.

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Concern Over Bash Vulnerability Grows as Exploit Reported “In the Wild”

Dubbed "Shellshock." the vulnerability is already being exploited by what looks to be a web server botnet. The vulnerability reported in the GNU Bourne Again Shell (Bash) yesterday, dubbed "Shellshock," may already have been exploited in the wild to take over Web servers as part of a botnet. More security experts are now weighing in on the severity of the bug, expressing fears that it could be used for an Internet "worm" to exploit large numbers of public Web servers. In a...

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