My traditional message on any new social media platform is something to the tune of "Trying this ______ thing out." But in this case, I will post about ShellShock, the bash exploit that is messing up my week. Here's the RedHat blog's explanation of the original exploit, though I am re-patching today because of a second, similar exploit: https://securityblog.redhat.com/2014/09/24/bash-specially-crafted-environment-variables-code-injection-attack/
On Wednesday at dinner, a friend asked if I had been busy. I said yes. He said: "Did you spend all day patching?" No, why? "Bash exploit, really bad." As he explains it, the world shrinks to a pinpoint and I see my Thursday and Friday disappear in a haze of patches.