posted on Oct, 5 2014 @ 11:49 PM
((Mods: Did a search and was surprised to get no results))
Shellshock is causing a global frenzy. The security bug is affecting software used by millions of web servers across the world.
It affects devices from PCs and web cameras, to tablets and smartphones, and if you use that software, hackers can take complete control of your
device and your personal information.
It’s a bug on a viral war path, and any hacker with a malicious agenda could unleash havoc.
Memeburn Senior Reporter Stuart Thomas says, "Shellshock is a vulnerability that exists in pretty much every computer that's currently connected to
internet, not just PCs, that includes iPhone, tablets, laptops any devices connected to the internet or connected to a server - even web cameras -
they also connected to servers.
"Every single one of those servers has a vulnerability, a program running on it called bash, the vulnerability had existed for 20 years but founded
in the past week."
I was surprised that there wasn't already a thread about this virus. It's been going on for a couple days now. I can't believe that this
vulnerability has existed for 20yrs. I think it is time we take a good look at the systems we have in place & make sure they aren't vulnerable.
Heartbleed was also done by someone taking advantage of a vulnerable system.