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[VIDEO] What You Need to Know About Bash Bug

Written by Jordan True

October 7th, 2014

We’ve all heard the headlines of the most recent security bug, including, ‘Shellshock bug could threaten millions compared to Heartbleed,’ or even more terrifying, ‘Shellshock: A deadly new vulnerability that could lay waste to the internet.’ While these headlines are a bit dramatic, there lies some truth in the statements. The National Institute for Standards in Technology rated the severity of Bash a 10 out of 10 and according to our Senior Security Architect, Kevin Jones, once an original fix was found there were attacks on that fix, causing vendors to have to release multiple fixes.

Who is affected?

Bash affects Unix-based systems and could potentially be a threat to millions of servers, computers, and even common everyday objects like medical devices, refrigerators, and cameras.

So how do you know if you’ve been affected? Unfortunately, there is no real ‘fix’ to the Bash bug vulnerability. Keep your systems updated with all the current patches, be weary of public Wi-Fi networks, and voice your concern for security to the companies you access online.

While Thycotic has not been affected by Bash, we want to make sure your other systems stay protected. Watch Kevin’s 2-minute video to gain a stronger understanding of Bash Bug and how you can stay safe online.


Shellshock Bash Bug from Thycotic on Vimeo.