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Resources on Shellshock Bug

Posted on 10/6/2014

As businesses and customers respond to the Bash Shellshock bug-a security vulnerability affecting Unixbased operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS X-ABA, the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), and the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) are offering resources for bankers and their customers.

In a statement, FS-ISAC labeled Bash Shellshock a "significant threat to systems and networks" and urged banks and their partners to "identify and remediate vulnerable systems using a prioritized, risk-based approach." FS-ISAC also warned about "cross-sector exposure" due to the pervasiveness of Unix-based systems.

ABA has issued an FAQ for bankers to use in explaining Shellshock, emphasizing that bank customers are always protected from unauthorized transactions and reminding customers to update their passwords regularly to keep themselves safe online.

View ABA's FAQ at www.aba.com/Tools/Comm-Tools/Documents/ShellshockFAQ.pdf

Read more from ABA at www.aba.com/cybersecurity

View the FFIEC advisory at www.ffiec.gov/press/PDF/FFIEC_JointStatement_BASH_Shellshock_Vulnerability.pdf



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