Shell Shock Vulnerability

Shell Shock VulnerabilityAs you may have seen announced on mainstream media, a vulnerability that affects the majority of the world’s internet servers was disclosed on Wednesday.

“Shell Shock” is a vulnerability in a command interpreter found on the majority of Linux and UNIX systems. The vulnerability could allow an attacker to execute commands remotely which could result in data loss or system modification.

Clients of Reid Business Services enjoy regular backups and 24×7 monitoring that protects against such vulnerabilities and mitigates any potential damage. We take the security of your data very seriously.

We have verified that our servers have been properly patched where necessary and are not vulnerable to this attack and confirmed that no accounts were compromised. We will keep you posted if there are any further developments on this issue.

Update: Apple has released a patch for OS X: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6495

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Brian - Brian is the technical lead for Reid Business Services.

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