The situation with the Shellshock bug is so fluid and complicated that even insiders have trouble keeping it all straight. These questions and answers may help you to understand the bug — actually “bugs” — and what you should do about them.
Today’s bash bug is as big a deal as Heartbleed. That’s for many reasons. The first reason is that the bug interacts with other software in unexpected ways. We know that interacting with the shell is dangerous, but we write code that does it anyway.
New and subtle business models are emerging for cybercriminals, boosting their sales of stolen data and offering new ways to inflict damage on target organisations. Hackers are commercialising stolen data by selling it back to legitimate businesses, one security expert has warned.
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