September 29, 2014

Protect yourself from the big bad shellshock

It has been announced on Wednesday, that a serious vulnerability has been found in the bash program installed on Linux, Unix and MacOSX systems. Because this bug is a hidden open-door to your system, hackers can gain access to your system from the internet, a run programs completely taking over the system.

This is a serious problem, that if not handled quickly, and properly, will cause serious damage to your computer and Internet infrastructures since most of the computers servicing the Internet are running a Linux or Unix OS.

Heed these warnings. Read these links thoroughly and make sure you update your Linux, Unix and MacOS X systems with the latest patch for bash. Start patching immediately.

http://www.zdnet.com/shellshock-better-bash-patches-now-available-7000034115/

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/09/bug-in-bash-shell-creates-big-security-hole-on-anything-with-nix-in-it/

http://www.linux.com/news/enterprise/systems-management/789720-improved-patch-tackles-new-shellshock-bash-bug-attack-vectors

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