He is one of the best. He’s outwitted the empire on numerous occasions, and he has made some very fast deals. One of his problems is that he gambles quite heavily and that’s where he loses most of his money. He’s tough and sharp, but never manages to scrape together enough to get any power…He’s slightly self-destructive and he sort of enjoys being on the brink of disaster…You might meet him and he may be worth ten billion dollars and the next time you meet him he’s in debt up to his ears.
- George Lucas describing Han Solo.
If you ever feel bad about your own writing, just remember that one of the world’s most well-known works of classic literature is self-insert fanfiction where the author hangs out with his favorite poet and is guided on his journey of discovery by a Manic Pixie Dream Girl version of a woman he met twice.
also where all his enemies are tormented in hell
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.
[ bad advice snipped ]
You’ll be hearing more in the news over the coming days. Take care.
But don’t change your password yet?
Heartbleed is a very, very big deal, and it’s quite rightly scaring the crap out of people. The response here is more complicated than ‘change your passwords’, and that complication is very important.
Heartbleed dumps a portion of the server’s memory out to the attacker. This chunk of memory can contain sensitive information, including your password.
Here’s the kicker: the more recently a vulnerable server has processed your password, the more likely it is to appear in one of these chunks.
And more importantly, if you change your password, you are risking both your old and new passwords.
- Go to filippo.io/Heartbleed. Type in the domain name of the site you want to check (for tumblr, you would enter tumblr.com) and press “Go!”
- If and only if you get a message saying that the site is “not affected”, change your password on that site and any other sites that you use it on. In future, use unique passwords for each site.
- If you get a message saying that the site is vulnerable, do not use that site. Keep checking every so often, and only use the site again when you get the “not affected” response.
Send me an ask if you need help or more information, I’ll do what I can.
::points:: listen to this man. this shit is his job AND his passion.
tumblr and gmail seem to be okay, but to all my dragon pals, flightrising.com appears to be vulnerable.
There’s one part of me that’s like:
You should do your work, and then you wouldn’t be so stressed, and you would feel a great sense of accomplishment, and you’d have free time when you’re finished.
But then there’s this other part of me that’s like:
They both make such good arguments.
Daily Doodle 06/30: Two Skywalkers. :)
When I was little I loved the idea of Luke and Leia going off and having adventures all over the galaxy. It would have been neat to see them learning how to be siblings as two adults.
even a reference to this having happened is all I want from Episode VII.
Dogs reacting to magic tricks the same way people do: adorably.
THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY
i love that most of the dogs immediately look at the floor when they notice the treat is missing. I NEVER SEE PEOPLE LOOK AT THE FLOOR IN SLEIGHT OF HAND TRICKS. dogs are so smart and special.