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Minor league baseball teams come up with some hilarious promotions.  They went all out on this one.

If you're a Seinfeld fan, this should bring a smile to your face as you remember all of these ridiculous episodes.

http://www.brooklyncyclones.com/news/?article_id=1758
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Yes, there has been a lot of news, as there rightfully should be, regarding the OpenSSL bug dubbed Heartbleed.

I had heard it was a coding error, but for those who care about the specifics, here is a great article explaining the surprisingly simple mistake.

I believe the article does a great job with this final point:

Should we rail against the OpenSSL developers for this?

Don't even think about it. The OpenSSL team, which is surprisingly small, has been given the task of maintaining the world's most popular TLS library. It's a hard job with essentially no pay. It involves taking other folks' code (as in the case of Heartbeat) and doing a best-possible job of reviewing it. Then you hope others will notice it and disclose it responsibly before disasters happen.

The OpenSSL developers have a pretty amazing record considering the amount of use this library gets and the quantity of legacy cruft and the number of platforms (over eighty!) they have to support. Maybe in the midst of patching their servers, some of the big companies that use OpenSSL will think of tossing them some real no-strings-attached funding so they can keep doing their job.

http://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2014/04/attack-of-week-openssl-heartbleed.html
Ouch. (Logo from heartbleed.com) I start every lecture in my security class by asking the students to give us any interesting security or crypto news they've seen recently, preferably with a focus on vulnerabilities. The star...
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RIP Windows XP.  You had a good run.  

This article is well-written and answers many of the questions that you might have regarding the end of support of XP.
 
Windows XP falls off the Microsoft patch list after today. Here's why, and what it means to you.

http://buff.ly/1hoCesf

Image: azuresh/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
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Last night I posted briefly about the mess that the OpenSSL vulnerability is and have been working on fixing the parts that affect our organization for much of today, but this site explains it pretty clearly.  

I sincerely hope that it doesn't affect you or your organization, but if it does, I wish you the best of luck as you fix it and work on the cleanup.

http://heartbleed.com/
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It was a beautiful day to be at the game...too bad they couldn't get a few more runs to get the win.

I did get a nice panoramic photo from our seats, so that's something.
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This is pretty awesome!
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In response to the mess with OpenSSL and the Heartbleed vulnerability there are some major services that have been affected.

If you use these, please change your password, and if possible use two-factor authentication (if supported)

http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/
Heartbleed: A look at which companies have issued a security patch to fix the Heartbleed bug.
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RIP Windows XP.  You had a good run.  

This article is well-written and answers many of the questions that you might have regarding the end of support of XP.
 
Windows XP falls off the Microsoft patch list after today. Here's why, and what it means to you.

http://buff.ly/1hoCesf

Image: azuresh/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
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If you don't remember this story, it's worth looking up.

I'm really excited for the kid and wish him the best in his battle.
 
Remember the story of #SFBatKid? Everyone's favorite superhero threw out the first pitch at today's San Francisco Giants game. http://bit.ly/1iri5wV

#mlb   #baseball   #sfbatkid   #sanfrancisco  
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Obviously this is not a good thing. Thankfully there is a solution, but sadly a lot of encryption keys seem to have already leaked.
 
Unless I’m missing something, this is some really serious doo-doo. Tl;dr: certain versions of OpenSSL can be made to leak memory contents notably including private keys.

 Ladies and gentlemen, check your OpenSSL versions and maybe scramble.
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I heard about this on the radio on the way to work this morning.

I'm not sure why cool things like this don't ever happen to me when I fly...
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This is great. What's up w/ the person in back just continuing to put the bag in the overhead bin? Oblivious.
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