There is no doubt there are bad people in this world. All one has to do is turn on the evening news or open a Web browser. Last week’s shocker was the beheading of Colleen Hufford in an Oklahoma food processing plant.
A hacker broke into part of the HealthCare.gov insurance enrollment website in July and uploaded malicious software, according to federal officials. Investigators found no evidence that consumers’ personal data were taken or viewed during the breach, federal officials said.
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.
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