Talk:1354: Heartbleed Explanation

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I assume everybody got the (truncated) reference to the password "CorrectHorseBatteryStaple"... 06:51, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Until I read this wiki, I did not get that. 10:09, 11 April 2014 (UTC)BK201
There are also references to (if I recall correctly): Missed Connections, "snakes but not too long" from Umwelt, there's boats (of which many comics exist), "bees in car why" may be slightly related to Parody Week: TFD and Natalie Dee... that's all I see. Also the ip (375.381.283.17) doesn't seem to represent anything, but you never know. greptalk11:04, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

While the bug is explained very good, there is one point missing: The word "user" seems to imply that Meg is known to server. But the bug doesn't require that - ANYONE can ask the server. -- Hkmaly (talk) 11:03, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Nope, the word "user" does not indicate a logged in user. It's just a reference to anybody who happens to "use" (actually: connect to) the server at the moment. In fact, it is a particular network connection (TCP or else), on which other end there is a "user" Meg. -- 12:07, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

The transcript should include all the text in the servers memory, not just the highlighted text. Kynde (talk) 15:04, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Nope, it can only do 64k per request. 16:04, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
The speech bubble is formatted as truncated, but if it were complete it would be 500 characters which is what was requested by Megan and within the 64k max.OnePointEight (talk) 19:39, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Heartbleed Explanation Explanation. Lovely. Also, I see that Eve is an administrator. Eavesdropper? 15:24, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Also the attacker is Meg, which can be thought of as an alternate to Mallory/Trudy 16:45, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

"Snakes but not too long"... great! -- 15:49, 11 April 2014 (UTC)