The author is totally ignorant
This is a bug that has had NO BREACHE, NO BREAKINS, NO ATTACKS what-so-ever. But the yellow journalists, like this article, would have you believe that this bug is the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs and its going to hit the earth tomorrow! OMG.
The FIX was out 2 days ago. This author INCORRECTLY states that embedded systems are at risk - Embeded systems DON'T USE BASH.
Here's how difficult it is to fix this bug:
That's it, 5 seconds later, its fixed. That's why this is all hype and boloney. I wouldn't be surprised, because this media hype is SO OVER THE TOP, that Microsoft money wasn't behind this big hype campaign.
Microsoft's done it before - remember the smear campainge they did on Google Chrome-books.