Now, this is encouraging news. Apple spokesman tells the world that the “majority of Apple users are safe from bash exploits. Everyone can rejoice.
“An Apple spokesperson has commented on the matter, stating that the majority of OS X users are safe from the exploits and that the company is working to provide a software update for advanced UNIX users:
“The vast majority of OS X users are not at risk to recently reported bash vulnerabilities,” an Apple spokesperson told iMore. “Bash, a UNIX command shell and language included in OS X, has a weakness that could allow unauthorized users to remotely gain control of vulnerable systems. With OS X, systems are safe by default and not exposed to remote exploits of bash unless users configure advanced UNIX services. We are working to quickly provide a software update for our advanced UNIX users.”
Well, what a relief. It is great to hear that from a company that has an impeccable track record of telling the truth about data privacy and protection.
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