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The new bug Shellshock or bashdoor, how it works, how to protect your computer

The new bug Shellshock or bashdoor, how it works, how to protect your computer-  Rated 10 out of 10 on the scale of vulnerabilities Shellshock (also known as Bashdoor), is a new bug that has been discovered in the Bash(Bourne Again Shell) code. The bug shellshock was first detected on 12 September 2014 and was announced to the public on 24 September 2014 till then Bash updates with the fix had been created and were ready for distribution. It is estimated that it could have infected more than 500 million computers worldwide. Bash is a command-line shell which allows users to launch programs and features by typing in text. It is particularly used infect the systems using Mac, Linux and Unix operating systems. The cyber criminals use it to take control over a computer systems remote to steal and modify data. As it is low complexity malware and this makes the vulnerability easily to exploit for hackers and cyber criminals.
The new bug Shellshock or bashdoor, how it works, how to protect your computer
The new bug Shellshock or bashdoor, how it works, how to protect your computer

How does the new bug Shellshock work



1.      The hackers can force a computer running Bash to set specially crafted variables.
2.      These would allow them to run programs on other people’s devices.
3.    Shellshock particularly infects OS X Macs, PCs, routers, modems, servers and websites.
4.      The  hackers may steel your sensitive information like bank account passwords, credit card passwords and other financial details., if an online shopping or a banking webpage is infected.
5.  Experts take its vulnerability as dangerous as “heartbleed” a new virus discovered earlier this year.
6.   Some experts take it much more dangerous, than “heartbleed” because it provides direct access to the computer system to the cyber criminals whereas “heartbleed” only enables the hackers to extract data from the infected system.
7.      It is linked with processing of environmental variables and may affect the behavior of software.
8.      It can be used to attacks millions of computers including government machines.
9.      The security “patches” created so far are incomplete and are not capable of providing full system protection.

What can I do to protect my computer from the new bug Shellshock


1.     Do not use or restrict credit cards/Online banking service until a proper security against ShellShock is ensured.
2.      Avoid visiting unsafe or doubtful web pages.
3.  Never disclose your sensitive information like bank account passwords, credit card passwords and other financial details online.
4.      Ensure to keep your antivirus/antimalware utility up-to-date.
5.      All major Antivirus software vendors are now underway to create a fix for this bug as soon as possible.


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4 comments:

  1. Oh my god, thank you so much Sampat Kumari jee for sharing this useful post. I was not at all aware about it.

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    1. Thanks a lot of for the nice comment Alok Bhai Sahab

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  2. Really a very harmful malware, thanks for sharing the information

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    1. Thanks a lot of for the nice comment Mr. Bajrang Lal

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