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Understanding the Shellshock Bash Bug

by Troy Hunt and Jim Manico

The Shellshock Bash bug is the most significant security bug to hit the Internet to date. Learn what it's all about, how attackers are exploiting it, and how to protect your environment from the risk.

What you'll learn

In late September 2014, the most significant security bug ever to hit the Internet emerged in the form of the Shellshock Bash bug. Risks of this nature are inevitably accompanied by uncertainty and speculation. This course methodically explains the background of the risk, shows how it's exploited in a vulnerable system, and most importantly, walks through how to defend against it by applying multiple defenses. This is a must-watch course for anyone worried about the impact of this serious security risk on their environment.

About the authors

Troy Hunt is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP for Developer Security, an ASPInsider, and a full time Author for Pluralsight—a leader in online training for technology and creative professionals. Troy has been building software for browsers since the very early days of the web and possesses an exceptional ability to distill complex subjects into relatable explanations. This has led Troy to become an industry thought leader in the security space and produce more than twenty top-rated courses ... more

Jim Manico is an author and educator of developer security awareness trainings and has a 17 year history building software as a developer and architect. He is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne Rock Star speaker community. Jim is also a Global Board Member for the OWASP Foundation where he helps drive the strategic vision for the organization. He manages and participates in several OWASP projects, including the OWASP Cheat Sheet series and several secu... more

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