Ap­ple stays se­cure

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Ap­ple rushed to is­sue a patch to the re­cently re­vealed but 22-year-old ‘Shell­shock’ se­cu­rity flaw iden­ti­fied in a core sys­tem com­po­nent, Bash. This se­ri­ous flaw could al­low at­tack­ers to re­motely ex­e­cute ma­li­cious code or even take con­trol of an OS X Mac. Any de­vice run­ning Linux or other Unix-based op­er­at­ing sys­tems are also at risk, de­scribed by some ob­servers as be­ing as “bad as it gets” for web se­cu­rity. “The vast majority of OS X users are not at risk to re­cently re­ported Bash vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties,” Ap­ple said. “With OS X, sys­tems are safe by de­fault and

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