Bug hopefully not affecting GiP

CJB chrisjbrady at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 17:59:40 PST 2016


Google's team detailed how a flaw in some commonly-used code could be
exploited in a way that allows remote access to a devices - be it a
computer, internet router, or other connected piece of equipment.

The code can also be within many of the so-called "building blocks" of
the web - programming languages such as PHP and Python are affected,
as well as systems used when logging in to sites or accessing email.

"It is now up to manufacturers, and the community behind the Linux
operating system, to issue the patch to affected software and devices
as soon as possible."

"Major systems like Windows or OS X are unaffected - but consumers
need to be more concerned about about smaller connected devices."

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