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Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2014 16:02:07 -0500
From: Jen Savage <>
Subject: Re: Who named shellshock?

twitter groupthink created it

On Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 3:43 PM, David A. Wheeler <>

> Who created the name "shellshock"?  And when?
> I can't seem to find anything:
> * St├ęphane Chazelas proposed "bashdoor" on 2014-09-14 14:29:48 +0100, but
> this did not catch on. (
> * Robert Graham (Errata Softwre) posted "Update: I think people are
> calling this the "shellshock" bug. Still looking for official logo" (
> ).
> This wording suggests that is reporting what OTHERS call it, and not a name
> he gave himself.
> * Andreas Lindh tweeted a proposed image for "shellshock, but this was in
> response to Robert Graham's "official logo" request - so this is DEFINITELY
> not the source of the name. (Tweet at:
> )
> Suggestions?
> --- David A. Wheeler

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