Shellshock, a serious vulnerability affecting Linux, UNIX and OS X computers, is making life difficult for IT admins, as vendors rush out patches to stay ahead of the cybercriminals trying to exploit this bug.
Like the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL, Shellshock has a nasty-sounding name, far-reaching impact, and major consequences for security. Yet Shellshock is worse than Heartbleed in one important way — it could allow an attacker to take complete control of vulnerable machines.
If you’re looking for a little tutorial on Shellshock, we’ve created a simple infographic to explain the bug, how an attacker might exploit it, and what you can do to stay safe.
More Information About Shellshock
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- Naked Security: Bash “Shellshock” vulnerability – what you need to know
- Naked Security: Apple patches OS X against Shellshock
- Forbes: Why You Could Be At Risk From Shellshock, A New Security Flaw Found In Linux, Mac OS X And More
- Sophos Blog: What you need to know about the Bash “Shellshock” vulnerability
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