|Software Bug Could Control Your Computer|
|by Tom McGregor||Fri, Sep 26, 2014, 02:27 AM|
A new software bug has been unleashed, which could be more dangeous than all other viruses infecting computers before.
According to Russia Today, "A vulnerability has been discovered within the widely used Bash software included on Linux and Mac operating systems, raising concerns about an exploit that some experts say stands to be more damaging than the Heartbleed bug identified earlier this year."
Symantec is quoted as saying that, “In other words, it allows the user to type commands into a simple text-based window, which the operating system will then run.”
As reported to RT, "Researchers revealed on Wednesday this week that a bug has been spotted in Bash — a command-line shell developed in the 1980s and common to Linux and Unix systems — the likes of which may allow attackers to target computers and, if successful, run malicious codes that could let them take control of entire servers pertaining to potentially millions of machines."
The virus could seize data from a large computer network.
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