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.