Oct 2014

Shellshocked by the Bashdoor

I am not always up to date with the latest security issues (for example, it took me over a month to hear about Heartbleed!), but I try to keep my system secure.

To my surprise, my wonderful hosting service told me they were on top of the latest Bourne-Again Shell (BASH) bugs and had already updated their version of BASH on the unix machine that serves up all this wonderful web content DAYS ago.

My initial reaction: Why was I just learning about this just now? Wait, wait, don’t tell me ... I’m not a security professional.

Now, I just spent quite a bit of time earlier today updating Mavericks OSX 10.9.5, but why was this BASH bug not addressed during this update?

Instead, I had to search for the fix. Apple users, if you are using the command line or the terminal, I’ll save you a little time and send you where you need to go!