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(I know this is copypasted, but that's because it explains it well. Check the sources for verification.)

Earlier today, web security experts just discovered a MASSIVE security hole that they're naming "Heartbleed". Read more about it herehere or here. Heartbleed affects OpenSSL, the most popular software used to encrypt data on the Internet. It's the software that's supposed to keep your usernames, passwords, and credit card information safe from the rest of the world when you log in or buy things.

On affected servers, that means encrypted data is worse than useless: not only can attackers intercept information as if the encryption weren't there, but they can also decrypt any older data that might be sitting around. They can also use these keys to impersonate legitimate websites and fool browser security checks. 

There's no way to fix this, besides waiting for servers to update their software. Security websites recommend staying away from sensitive websites for the next few days (to avoid anyone actively intercepting your information) and changing your passwords on websites that have patched the bug. This bug can affect information that's up to two years old, so it's better to be safe than sorry!

DeviantART isn't currently vulnerable to Heartbleed. Neither are Amazon, Google, Ebay, or Facebook. However, there are thousands and thousands of sites, such as Yahoo and OKCupid, that are. You should still change your passwords just in case!

You can test to see if a website is vulnerable here, and you can find a status list of popular websites here. 


Excuse me while I go change my passwords. Sigh...
  • Listening to: Tom Lehrer
  • Reading: SF Stories
  • Playing: Okami
  • Eating: Chips

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IHMH1464 Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, that's it. You've driven me to this.

I'M WATCHING YOU, YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD.
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:iconman-in-crowd-4:
And thank you very much for doing so! :squee:
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jd02022092 Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My friend, sorry for lateness, but the icon is done! trozte.deviantart.com/art/Icon…

It's the first one on the left.
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:iconman-in-crowd-4:
Very nice! I love it.
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jd02022092 Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And I took the liberty of grabbing the download link for you when you're ready to use it. :)
(Though I know you could've gotten it yourself too. :))
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:iconman-in-crowd-4:
Thank you very much, and thank you also to the artist, for everything, but I wasn't actually planning to use it as my icon.
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jd02022092 Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, I'm gonna commission a friend for a PMD-styled icon of Cameron.  Is it okay for me to do so, and if yes, is there any reference he can use?

The user: :icontrozte:
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:iconman-in-crowd-4:
Um... Do you mind if I ask why you want one? Is it just a general thing, or a series of them, or what? Sorry, this just came out of the blue.
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jd02022092 Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, it's for you.  I mean, if you like his style, then why not?

Please don't get mad at me.
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:iconman-in-crowd-4:
Oh, I'm not mad. Just.... a little surprised. 

Sure, why not. I don't have a real drawing references, but I don't you need any specific ones. He just looks like an Ampharos.
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