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Remote vulnerability in bash – patches available for CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169

Bash or the Bourne again shell, is a UNIX like shell, which is perhaps one of the most installed utilities on any Linux system. From its creation in 1980, bash has evolved from a simple terminal based command interpreter to many other fancy uses. In Linux, environment variables provide a way to influence the behavior […]

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Potential Malicious Activity or DDoS with SSH – /bin/false is NOT security

Hacker Jordan Sissel wrote a very informative and interesting article about SSH security and the old-school practice of using /bin/false to restrict shell access. Many system administrators are under the incorrect assumption that simply changing an account’s shell to /bin/false renders the account unusable. This is a fallacy. In addition, such a configuration could actually […]

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