Europol, Europe’s criminal intelligence agency, has painted a grim picture of threats that will be ushered in alongside the Internet of Things (IoT), even predicting that a death caused by an by internet-connected device may happen within the year.
It’s been just two months since researcher Karsten Nohl demonstrated an attack he called BadUSB to a standing-room-only crowd at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, showing that it’s possible to corrupt any USB device with insidious, undetectable malware.
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.
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