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BASH/Shellshock vulnerability

The recently announced Bash Bug (also known the Shellshock bug) is a security flaw that affects Linux operating systems that use the Bash shell. Secure File Transfer/Biscom Delivery Servers running on Windows are not affected. Biscom’s Secure File Transfer/Biscom Delivery Server Linux appliances should be patched. Any Linux SFT server only exposing HTTP and/or HTTPS to the public internet are not vulnerable to outside attack, but the OS should be patched. Right now, there is a partial solution which reduces the vulnerability significantly. Go to our patch information page for details on how to patch your system. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at support@biscom.com …

BASH/Shellshock vulnerability technical details

The recently announced Bash Bug (also known the Shellshock bug) is a security flaw that affects operating systems that use the Bash shell. Secure File Transfer/Biscom Delivery Servers running on Windows are not affected. Biscom’s Secure File Transfer/Biscom Delivery Server Linux appliances are not vulnerable as provided out of the box, though the operating system they are built on does contain the bash shell and should be patched. Any Linux SFT server only exposing HTTP and/or HTTPS to the public internet are not vulnerable to outside attack through the SFT application. If there are other web applications running on the server those could be vulnerable. Patching There is a patch …

Free File Storage Solutions For Business – Security is Cloudy at Best

Are you one of those “if it is free then it is for me” people? Does that attitude only apply to your consumer behavior or does it permeate into the workplace? It is certainly a feasible and cost-effective solution to allow your employees to use Dropbox, Box or other free file storage providers however, as an article on Help Net Security clearly stated: “While there is no inherent flaw with free file storage services such as Dropbox, these services cannot be trusted to actually secure files. As such, any firm looking to make use of such solutions should first carefully consider the associated risk of storing sensitive data in an …

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Tracking, Reporting With File Sync and Share

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    Posted by Bill Ho The Internet has made it easier than ever to transfer information from person to person. Documents, images, applications, and other data can be sent around the globe instantaneously at the touch of a button or the click of a mouse. While such rapid-fire communication has revolutionized the way business is done, it has also raised a number of questions: What is being sent? To whom? By whom? When? And, most importantly, how do you know? Files can be delivered in a variety of ways, but the essential business requirement of tracking these files and reporting on their delivery remains identical. Organizations receive data, create …