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Apple Bash patches released for OS X

Apple Bash patches released for OS X

Apple has released patches for the bash security exploit, fixing a security flaw in the UNIX shell, though the company maintained that the issue did not affect most of its users. The three patches, released today, follow similar security updates for some of the best-known Linux distributions, after a potentially significant problem was identified earlier this month.

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BASH bug leaves many web servers open to attack

BASH bug leaves many web servers open to attack

No, it's not the name of the bug itself nor is it a description of what you may do if you happen to be deeply affected by this security exploit. BASH, for Bourne Again SHell, is the most common command line (think, command prompt in Windows) shell in Linux and UNIX-like operating systems, which means that a bug like this leaves many computers connected to the Internet, like servers and even Macs, vulnerable to hijacking.

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Elementary OS released to Public Beta for your Mac or PC

Elementary OS released to Public Beta for your Mac or PC

Those of you that enjoy changing the theme for your smartphone on a daily basis will appreciate what the folks behind Elementary OS are trying to do. They’re not trying to be your "Monday" theme, but your next operating system - and they’re trying to do it with Linux tied to an aesthetic that’s a cross between Chrome OS and Apple’s OS X.

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“Ah ah ah… you didn’t say the magic word”

“Ah ah ah… you didn’t say the magic word”

Anyone of a certain age will know what it means when someone coyly says “ah, ah, ah… you didn’t say the magic word”. Wayne Knight, who went on to play Newman on Seinfeld, may have originally been recognizable to us as Dennis Nedry from Jurassic Park. The enterprising scientist, who tried to steal Dinosaur DNA and proved the movie's protagonist, has now been memorialized in a whole new way.

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