Shellshock: a bug in a popular open-source software
On Wednesday, security experts announced the discovery of a previously unknown security flaw impacting systems running on an open-source Unix-based platform. Systems employing this platform include Apple and Linux. The bug, called Shellshock, poses a serious risk to workstations, routers, and servers.
Your PCs are not susceptible to the bug as they operate on a proprietary piece of software.
In addition, Daystar has reviewed all Fortinet devices (our primary firewall and router solution) and has determined that is not affected by this vulnerability.
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