Bitcoin users who are running a Linux distribution may want to take special notice. A recently discovered vulnerability will crash nearly any Linux distro in circulation. All it takes is 48 characters of code to exploit a vulnerability in the systemd component. This process is integral to the boot process of nearly every lInux distribution in the world today.
While most “advanced’ computer users rely on Linux for their everyday needs, the operating system is not without its flaws. Granted, it is much more secure than Windows and far more customizable than MacOS. However, Linux is not the bastion of security many people believe it to be, as this new exploit goes to show.
Major Systemd Vulnerability Is Worrisome
The systemd vulnerability was discovered by Andrew Ayer, Founder of SSLMate. With one line of code, containing just 48 characters, he can crash nearly aLinuxnux distribution. Once the particular command is run on the terminal, the system will lock up. Cleanly rebooting the system is not possible either, and Linux systems will become very unstable.