Re: Is Internet Surfing Safe? - Losing Grip
The threat has been massively overstated - early media reports said that all Android phones were vulnerable (they don't use Bash so of course they are not vulnerable).
If you continued to use the internet during Heartbleed, then you should be continuing to use the internet during Shellshock. It's mostly patched now, and the risk is to servers, not desktop users. Heartbleed was worse than Shellshock.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.