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12 Oct 2014 Six Key Defenses against Shellshock Attacks [38739]
CSO Online, September 29th, 2014

"The number of attempts by hackers to compromise computers through the Shellshock vulnerability is rising, but companies have options for defending against attackers," reports Antone Gonsalves in CSO Online.

"Shellshock is the name given to a set of at least six vulnerabilities in GNU Bash, the default command shell found in Linux, Unix and Mac OS X..."
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12 Oct 2014 Shellshock Bug: 6 Key Facts [38738]
Information Week, September 27th, 2014

"Shellshock, the name given to a pair of vulnerabilities in Bash, a shell program distributed on Linux, Unix, and OS X systems, has been assigned a CVSS score of 10, on a 1-to-10 scale. It's as serious as security bugs get," reports Thomas Claburn in Information Week.

"Worse, the difficulty of exploiting Shellshock is rated "low." Almost anyone with an interest in malicious code will be able to build malware that uses the vulnerabilities. As if to demonstrate that, security companies began detecting Shellshock malware within hours after the vulnerabilities were disclosed.

Here's what you need to know..."
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06 Oct 2014 Five urban legends that scare a Linux beginner [38760]
SearchDataCenter, October 6th, 2014

"As more Unix systems are replaced with Linux, Unix administrators have to adjust their skills. While the two may look similar, there are some major differences.

Unlike a typical Unix operating system (OS) for servers, Linux is fundamentally open. In some cases, that developer-friendliness makes Linux appear as a disorganized OS, but this is offset by the additional opportunities that open source affords.

For the Linux beginner, here are five myths you'll hear about the server OS and why they're simply not true..."
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05 Oct 2014 Top Ten Articles for last few Issues [38573]
Vol 199 Issues 1, 2, 3 and 4; Vol 198 Issues 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

We track how frequently each article is viewed on the web site to determine which the readers consider the most important. For last week, the top 10 articles were:

  • Two Little Words that Destroy Your Credibility
  • Want to Go From MBA to CEO? Executives Will Need These Skills in 2039
  • 5 Habits of Data-Driven People
  • 6 Habits of Unsuccessful IT Pros
  • How Inflation Has Been Robbing You Of Your Money
  • Storage Free-for-All
  • Five of the Biggest Data Myths Debunked
  • Consumer Drives Shown to Be More Reliable than Enterprise Drives
  • 10 Ways Big Data is Changing the Business of Sports
  • Is BYOD Burning out Your Workforce?

The longer version of this article has list of top ten articles for the last 8 weeks.
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29 Sep 2014 Shellshock Bug: 6 Key Facts [38697]
Information Week, September 27th, 2014

"Shellshock, the name given to a pair of vulnerabilities in Bash, a shell program distributed on Linux, Unix, and OS X systems, has been assigned a CVSS score of 10, on a 1-to-10 scale. It's as serious as security bugs get.

Worse, the difficulty of exploiting Shellshock is rated "low." Almost anyone with an interest in malicious code will be able to build malware that uses the vulnerabilities. As if to demonstrate that, security companies began detecting Shellshock malware within hours after the vulnerabilities were disclosed.

Here's what you need to know..."
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