Do you ever look at apartments and say to yourself “it’s cheap, in a good neighborhood, there’s no broker’s fee, they allow animals, what the fuck is wrong with it?”
Because that’s what I’ve been asking myself all morning.
And there are these fun drawings of people on the living room floor that look just like a Keith Haring print!
Bad news. A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr.
We have no evidence of any breach and, like most networks, our team took immediate action to fix the issue.
But this still means that the little lock icon (HTTPS) we all trusted to keep our passwords, personal emails, and credit cards safe, was actually making all that private information accessible to anyone who knew about the exploit.
This might be a good day to call in sick and take some time to change your passwords everywhere—especially your high-security services like email, file storage, and banking, which may have been compromised by this bug.
You’ll be hearing more in the news over the coming days. Take care.
Word from Tumblr about Heartbleed. They apparently have patched the openssl exploit, although I wish they would have more explicitly stated that. Which means it should be okay to change your password on Tumblr now.
Note that until a service (like your bank, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.) has patched the vulnerability, changing your password on their servers accomplishes nothing.