Linux and Mac OS X users beware — the next big cyber-attack is happening right now and you may be at risk. The Bash Bug, also known as Shellshock, allows for an attacker's code to be executed as soon as the shell is invoked. What does this mean for your business? Once the bug has breached your systems, it can lead to a variety of attacks.
Here are 3 things your IT team needs to do right now to protect your business:
- Make sure all of your anti-virus updates have been run, all of your computer security protocols are in place and your devices are all up-to-date.
- Check all Linux and Mac OS X devices for Bash vulnerability.
- Stay vigilant. Pay attention to any unusual activity on your network.
The Bash Bug is being compared to the Heartbleed security bug from earlier this year, but Bash has a much wider range of possible results. So talk to your IT support team right away to make sure your business is protected.
Still concerned? You might want to consider using a Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) service. Our technicians are proactively patching our RMM customers’ systems right now to ensure their businesses are not affected by the Bash Bug. Learn more right here.