Talk:1353: Heartbleed

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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I added a transcript, if I messed up on anything, I'm sorry! 06:08, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the transcript! (nothing seems messed up) 06:41, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
But wait! You forgot a comma! (It's okay, I fixed it :) ) 06:47, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

The alt-text contains a reference to the scene "Tears in the rain" of Blade Runner 06:19, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Is Explainxkcd using Open SSL? Jonv4n (talk) 06:56, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

I'd just like to take this moment to say that even though you probably don't have anything of value stored here, Explain xkcd is good on the Heartbleed front. Not using any of the affected software because the data we handle isn't private at all probably helps with that. And yes, Mediawiki hashes your passwords before they're sent. Davidy²²[talk] 07:18, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Have the following from OpenSSL Bug Report Should this be incorperated into the main explanation, and how should it be formated Jonv4n (talk) 08:07, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

OpenSSL Security Advisory [07 Apr 2014]


TLS heartbeat read overrun (CVE-2014-0160)


A missing bounds check in the handling of the TLS heartbeat extension can be used to reveal up to 64k of memory to a connected client or server.

Only 1.0.1 and 1.0.2-beta releases of OpenSSL are affected including 1.0.1f and 1.0.2-beta1.

Thanks for Neel Mehta of Google Security for discovering this bug and to Adam Langley <[email protected]> and Bodo Moeller <[email protected]> for preparing the fix.

Affected users should upgrade to OpenSSL 1.0.1g. Users unable to immediately upgrade can alternatively recompile OpenSSL with -DOPENSSL_NO_HEARTBEATS.

1.0.2 will be fixed in 1.0.2-beta2.