Shellshock: A ‘Bash’ Bug which leaves almost every user on Internet vulnerable

October 13th, 2014

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Shellshock: A ‘Bash’ Bug which leaves almost every user on Internet vulnerable

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This is a bug which is said to be very much bigger than the previous flaw called Heartbleed, which left all the secure SSL systems vulnerable, but this time a bug is found which able to compromise your system and then able to run commands or execute any malicious program onto your computer or device.

This harmful bug dubbed as ‘Shellshock’. As I said above this is a superbug, so here is, why it is called the SuperBug:

  • Shellshock is a Bash bug and able to exploit any operating system.
  • This Bug able to send a command to the exploited system through a code.
  • The particular area, which is able to exploit the system is generally blocked, but the Bash opens all doors to the system
  • Apple Mac OS X users able to run it from their terminal, others people linux operating systems
  • simple words, The flaw is ‘Bash’ which contained in a piece of software and that software used by the operating systems and other website servers.

    At this time, there is not any critical update or any idea found by the security researchers to save millions of users online, and the the UK and US governments also have issued national alerts in response to the bug, warning that it may compromise organisations responsible for “critical national infrastructure” such as power stations if it is not rapidly dealt with.

    Statement issued by The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO):

    The Shellshock flaw “could be allowing criminals to access personal data held on computers or other devices”, which “should be ringing real alarm bells” for British businesses which are legally obliged to keep their customers’ details secure.

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