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July 21, 2016  2:18 PM

Environment variables: Should they be considered harmful?

Peter Loshin Peter Loshin Profile: Peter Loshin

Outside of command line tutorials for Linux, the term "environment variable" increasingly appears right next to "security vulnerability." Consider Shellshock -- one of the worst exploitable flaws ever -- which requires little more work than attaching malicious code onto an environment variable....

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