Here is the browser market share for December 2015, based on traffic to my top site (number in parentheses shows change from November 2015):
Google Chrome: 62.57% (+0.06%)
Firefox: 15.88% (-0.61%)
IE: 13.37% (-0.20%)
Safari: 4.18% (+0.27%)
Edge: 0.78% (+0.01%)
Since the announcement of the Shellshock Bash bug yesterday, there has been a lot of confusion on what this is, and how it may impact people. At the high level, it impacts bash, which is a “shell” program for systems running on some flavor of Unix such as Linux. For those who are interested in the details, please visit the links in the reference section. In this post we want to discuss how Shellshock impacts different groups and what can be done:
A new malware targeting Mac computers have been found and is given the name Dockster. Dockster is a backdoor malware that allows the attacker to compromise the victim’s computer by logging keystrokes and downloading files. It infects computers in the same way as the Flashback malware, which was first discovered in September, 2011. This particular exploit was due to a vulnerability in Java, which Apple had issued a patch for in April, 2012. Systems that have not been patched, however, are still vulnerable to this malware.