Well, today was fun

What a colossal fuck up.

The Heartbleed OpenSSL bug is an absolutely catastrophic disaster that has had my office in a tizzy all day. I am absolutely frazzled. Email has been going non stop to make sure we're patching properly and our network is secure. So far we're looking good: our IPS was updated (by me) this afternoon and my boss has been giving me what the kids call "mad props" for taking the lead on things and my boss' boss is full of effusive praise for my "quiet yet thoughtful" demeanor. Haha. They don't know me at all.

Shit like this is bad for the intertrons at large, but while shit like this keeps happening I'm going to keep getting paid. Woo, job security!

What's most amusing is that this bug has been in the wild for two years. Get paranoid!

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