Bad news. A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr.
We have no evidence of any breach and, like most networks, our team took immediate action to fix the issue.
But this still means that the little lock icon (HTTPS) we all trusted to keep our passwords, personal emails, and credit cards safe, was actually making all that private information accessible to anyone who knew about the exploit.
This might be a good day to call in sick and take some time to change your passwords everywhere—especially your high-security services like email, file storage, and banking, which may have been compromised by this bug.
You’ll be hearing more in the news over the coming days. Take care.
A+ April fools joke that adds a top-hat to everyone’s icons. Cue the lolz
The emails have been sent! And to those of you on tumblr who have received good news, I’d like to be the first (or second, if you count the acceptance email) to welcome you into our family. As a current senior, you will be the first of many younger classes that I will not have the pleasure of sharing this campus with. And while that’s disheartening for me to think, I know you all will do your best to keep Bowdoin awesome.
No matter if you’re still deciding whether to attend or if Bowdoin is your first choice, you can now breathe a sigh of relief — you will be going to college!
And please know that my ask box is always open! I do my best to answer all questions that come my way to the best of my ability. :)
Congratulations again. Go U Bears!