Shellshock Bug infects MAC OS X and many Unix based machines

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 As you've likely already heard, on Sept 24th a new computer security threat was identified and entered into the National Vulnerability Database as CVE-2014-7169.

The vulnerability, called Shellshock, is a bug in the widely-used Bash shell, the Unix command-line shell that has been around for 20 years. Shellshock affects almost all Linux, UNIX, and Mac OS X operating systems and the US-CERT has given the flaw the maximum CVSS rating of 10/10/10 for severity, impact and exploitability.

Security experts strongly recommend you follow the advisories of your respective Operating System provider.  Unix and Linus are used mostly for servers, but MAC operating systems are based upon a variant of Unix.

If you have no virus protection for your MAC, we strongly recommend that you obtain security software from recognized companies like Norton, McAffee (now owned by Intel) or others.

It is a long standing myth that MACs are secure. 

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