This week there was a security vulnerability found that affects most versions of the Linux operating system and the Mac OS X. The bug allowed an unauthorized user to type commands into a simple text-based window which then could be passed to other applications. The security agency Symantec regarded this vulnerability as critical since Bash is used on many web servers.

We performed a security sweep and updated all of our servers with the fix for the ShellStock bug. The update process took two hours to complete which involved the implementation of the fix and a reboot of the servers. We hold the security of your website as a top priority and when threats like the ShellStock bug arise we handle it in a seamless manner.