By Scott Simpson | Thursday, October 9, 2014
If you’re one of the millions of fans of the game Minecraft, you may be aware that it runs on Java, which is available not only for Mac and Windows, but also Linux.
Mac and Windows users have a convenient launcher to start the game—but, if you’re using Ubuntu, how do you get Minecraft running?
We’ll walk you through it here:
By Scott Simpson | Thursday, September 25, 2014
On Wednesday, the world learned about a bug in the popular Unix, Linux, and Mac OS X command line interpreter Bash.
Discovered by engineers at Red Hat, this bug is known as Shellshock, and allows an attacker to run commands in the Bash shell. Since the bug was announced, Bash has been updated for the major platforms it affects—so it’s pretty easy to update and protect systems.
But there’s a problem: Bash is so widespread, and installed on so many devices—such as cable modems, routers, and other devices with embedded Linux operating systems—that it will be difficult, if not impossible, to fully patch everything that’s affected. (Windows users are generally unaffected by Shellshock, unless they’ve specifically installed Bash along with Cygwin, Git Bash, or other third-party packages.)
And that’s what makes it so important to update and protect what you’re able to fix.
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