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BASH – A New Bug

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A newly discovered security bug in a widely used piece of Linux software, known as ‘Bash’, could pose a bigger threat to computer users than the ‘Heartbleed’ bug that surfaced in April.

Bash is the software used to control the command prompt on many Unix computers. Hackers can exploit a bug in Bash to take complete control of a targeted system.

Newly discovered bug is rated high for severity. Heartbleed allowed hackers to spy on computers but not take control of them.