|September 29, 2014|
|The New 'Shellshock' Bash Bug Discovered by Red Hat|
|By Chris Crum|
It feels like major security vulnerabilities are more common than ever, and there's a big one freaking out the blogosphere being referred to as "shellshock". It was discovered by a Red Hat security team in the Bash shell.
Security expert Robert Graham at Errata Security has been blogging about the bug saying that it is "as big as Heartbleed," and also that it's twenty years old. He says it's as big a deal as Heartbleed because it interacts with other software in unexpected ways, and that unknown systems remain unpatched. He writes:
We see that with the Heartbleed bug: six months later, hundreds of thousands of systems remain vulnerable. These systems are rarely things like webservers, but are more often things like Internet-enabled cameras. [...]
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|Netflix Unveils Last ISP Speed Benchmark Results|
Netflix just released its new ISP Speed Index data for the month of July. Last month, they added some icons to the U.S. graph to "increase transparency" about the type of technology used by an ISP. This month, they've added them to 12 other countries, including Canada and Mexico.
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|This past week, Verizon announced that it will be making two major adjustments to the data usage of its customers—increasing upload speeds to match download speeds for nearly all of its FiOS service subscribers and limiting the data speeds for [...]||Netflix just released its new ISP Speed Index data for the month of June. This time, they've added icons to the U.S. graph to "increase transparency" about the type of technology used by an ISP. "This should make it easier to compare Netflix performance on different types of networks," saysNetflix's Anne Marie Squeo. As [...]||Hi Dave, I have heard many people say how all my data can be hacked by using a public coffee house wifi network. How do they do it? I use an apple iPod Touch and an iPad Mini (wifi only, I'm too cheap for a data plan). Is there a way I can [...]|
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