What is Shellshock? This infographic explains how a Shellshock attack works and how to stay safe

Bash-Shellshock-150Shellshock, a serious vulnerability affecting Linux, UNIX and OS X computers, is making life difficult for IT admins, as vendors rush out patches to stay ahead of the cybercriminals trying to exploit this bug.

Like the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL, Shellshock has a nasty-sounding name, far-reaching impact, and major consequences for security. Yet Shellshock is worse than Heartbleed in one important way — it could allow an attacker to take complete control of vulnerable machines.

If you’re looking for a little tutorial on Shellshock, we’ve created a simple infographic to explain the bug, how an attacker might exploit it, and what you can do to stay safe.

Sophos Bash Shellshock Infographic web plus size

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