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)
I meant that the transcript here above the talk page should include all text. When I wrote my comment, only the highlighted text in the computers thoghts where transcripted. Now that I visit the page again, it seems to be complete. The text in the servers last speech is only half the 500 charachters long (251) but that is explained by OnePointEight in the comment below. Kynde (talk) 21:20, 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)
This is absurd. Meg is a common nickname for Margaret. 20:38, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
As my main language is not English I'm not familiar with nicknames, but if Meg is a common nickname for Margaret then that is important and should be included in the explanation of the title text. I did not understand why Margaret suddenly turned up... Kynde (talk) 21:28, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
The explanation of the title text has presumably been expanded since you visited it. It's a reference to a book. --V2Blast (talk) 03:34, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

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

It looks like the "server key" is a phone number: 1-483-503-8534 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

The User Ada is a reference to Ingress, in which Ada is the head of the blue team. Ingress, being an ARG, would be an IRL game. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Why has everyone here missed the reference to Portal 2? It almost seems so obvious :). YetAnotherGeek (talk) 09:23, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Are we sure that the hacker in the comic is Megan? She has long, curly hair as opposed to short straight hair. Considering she has long hair and has malicious intent, she might be Danish. Template:unsgined ip

Has anybody figured out what the selfie.jpg contents reaaly are? It isn't a valid JPG because the magic numbers don't match, and it isn't ASCII text because multiple bytes have the most significant bit set. 07:52, 13 April 2014 (UTC)