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I am Perry Peterson, a retired auditor and tax accountant. My wife Valeta and I live along the front range of the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains.
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Alert for users of Unix-based operating systems including Linux and Apple’s Mac OS X.
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, security experts said.
The Department of Homeland Security’s United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, or US-CERT, issued an alert saying the vulnerability affected Unix-based operating systems including Linux and Apple’s Mac OS X.
Rogue cell phone towers, the type that can intercept your mobile calls and data, are cropping up all over the United States according to a company that specializes in developing highly secure mobile phones.
Full report along with a map of rogue tower locations in the U.S. can be found here.