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Security experts scrambling on Shellshock vulnerability as exploits begin

Less than a week after it was revealed by UK-based Akamai security researcher Stephane Chazelas, the threat posed by the newly discovered Shellshock vulnerability – said by some to be bigger than Heartbleed” – is still being reassessed as security experts around the world zero in on the recently discovered Bash shell flaw and the extent of the world's exposure to the bug becomes clear.

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Four charged with stealing Army helicopter training software

Four alleged members of an international computer hacking ring face charges in the U.S. of breaking into the computer networks of the U.S. Army and several tech companies and stealing several software packages, including programs used to train Army helicopter pilots.

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Welcome to the age of pervasive supercomputing

Human beings tend to take incremental change in stride. For example, the loaf of bread that was 50 cents a few decades ago that now costs $3 isn't a big deal to us because the price rose gradually and steadily year by year. What we aren't adapted for is exponential change. Which explains why we tend to be taken by surprise by developments that involve digital technologies, where order-of-magnitude improvements, driven by Moore's Law, occur continuously.

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