Most Users Safe From Bash Exploit, Says Apple

Today we’re continuing this week’s apparent theme of bad things that are happening to Apple users! This isn’t intentional, honest! Fortunately, we actually have some good news this time around.

Are you familiar with the Shellshock vulnerability? It refers to Bash, a UNIX command shell and language included in OS X, that can make your system vulnerable to outside control if you’ve configured advanced access. Apple is working on a software update for advanced UNIX users, but for casual computer users, they have a real simple fix: don’t configure advanced access.

It stands to reason that most OS X users are safe, given that the common Apple (and PC) user aren’t likely to tinker around in settings they don’t know much about. For those more hardcore users, it’s definitely a bummer, but it sounds like Apple is certainly on the ball and a fix should be coming soon to plug the potential Bash exploit. Give them a break, Apple’s got a lot on their plate right now with bending iPhones and insidious iOS updates!

So, in short: if you use OS X but don’t really understand what this post is about, then you almost definitely don’t have to worry! Happy weekend!

via Tech Crunch

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