Seems like every time IT begins to breathe easier, something new comes along. Thursday, September 24, a vulnerability was discovered in the nearly ubiquitous shell bash in versions through 4.3. The scope of the problem is still being investigated by experts, but the effects are believed to be widespread to say the least. As The Register notes, "It lands countless websites, servers, PCs, OS X Macs, various home routers, and more, in danger of hijacking by hackers," while some tech pundits are already comparing it to Heartbleed.
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