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  • Apple Says Most Users are Safe From "Shellshock", Update to Come Soon


    It was reported recently that a major exploit was found by Red Hat security researchers from the “Bash” command shell for OS X and Linux devices. This exploit is nicknamed “Shellshock” by computer security community members. “Shellshock” allows attackers to get access to connected devices and services without authentication and be able to modify systems or retrieve data. An Apple spokesperson has spoken out in regards to the bug saying that most OS X users have nothing to worry about and that they are working on releasing an update soon for advanced users.

    The vast majority of OS X users are not at risk to recently reported bash vulnerabilities," an Apple spokesperson said in a statement to iMore. "With OS X, systems are safe by default and not exposed to remote exploits of bash unless users configure advanced UNIX services," the spokesperson added, before noting that Apple is "working to quickly provide a software update for our advanced UNIX users.
    Robert Graham, a security researcher has stated that this bug is as big as the exploit that happened this year called ‘Heartbleed.’ Luckily, many OS X users aren't in a siutation where their computers are directly exposed to the internet. Furthermore, it's even more rare that these OS X computers are configured in a way that exposes vulnerable endpoints to the network. We will notify you when Apple rolls outs a new software update.

    Source: iMore
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Says Most Users are Safe From "Shellshock", Update to Come Soon started by Akshay Masand View original post