(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Fibernet Corp., a leading local provider of colocation, dedicated hosting, and managed services, has reached out to customers following a recent report of a hack affecting users of Unix-based operating systems worldwide, dubbed Shellshock.
Lane Livingston, Fibernet CEO, stated, “The Shellshock vulnerability, which was brought to light just this past week, affects the majority of our dedicated hosting and colocation customers, whose systems run Unix-based software. Immediately following the disclosure of the hack, we patched and updated our systems to protect our virtual hosting customers, but we’ve made efforts to inform those customers whose systems we don’t manage of the potential risk, offering our assistance where necessary.”
Shellshock allows hackers to commandeer control of the system’s command line interface, run commands, and install programs without the system owner’s knowledge. It is a potential security threat for any system running Linux, Mac OS, Ubuntu, and other Unix-based operating systems.
Fibernet customers are encouraged to follow this linkfor more information and for assistance in repairing the potential vulnerabilities in their systems.
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