Shellshock Vulnerability

Shellshock is vulnerability in the  UNIX Program Bash  which is the default shell on Linux and Mac OSX.  Bash allows you to type commands that will allows remote attackers to run code that would allow the attacker to gain control of the computer. Here  is the link to the National Vulnerability Database CVE-2014-6271.

To test for the vulnerability open a Terminal window and run the code below

env x='() { :;}; echo vulnerable' bash -c "echo hello"

If you see the word vulnerable you are at risk.

Here is a link on how to patch bash on your system.


4.6 million Snapchat phone numbers and usernames leaked


4.6 Million Snapchat users had there Phone numbers and Usernames leaked on to the internet .   The Website that posted the leaked Data said  “You are downloading 4.6 million users’ phone number information, along with their usernames. People tend to use the same username around the web so you can use this information to find phone number information associated with Facebook and Twitter accounts, or simply to figure out the phone numbers of people you wish to get in touch with,” The last 2 digits of the phone number was blurred  to minimize spam and abuse. But the hackers said they may release a uncensored  version under certain circumstances.