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There has been a lot of stir lately concerning HeartBleed and accounts becoming "hacked". I'd like to clarify that "Heartbleed" was never an issue for DeviantArt or DeviantArt profiles and that it never functioned in the way these journals are stating. It appears what is happening is that "Heartbleed" is being merged in with the popular "Hacker" hoax to make a new, completely fake, scare tactic. The actual Heartbleed situation occurred almost a year ago and you can find more information about it on this Wikipedia page.
I'd highly recommend reading over the following two blogs and that you watch the hq group as any important information about actual security issues will always be announced there directly.
Account Security - An UpdateRecently, there has been some rumours spreading throughout the community about a hacker going around taking over accounts and deactivating them. We'd like to reassure you on this matter, and to also provide you some useful pointers in order to keep your account secure.
Upon hearing these "hacker" claims, we put our supersleuth dT Team to the task of making sure that nothing untoward was going on, and to verifythat there was no exploits within the deactivation process. We have been assured that there's no exploit that is being used to access accounts and deactivate them. There is a far simpler and less sinister answer, however and it's something that every one of us can take a proactive stance towards -- passwords. You need them for just about everything these days. What's the point of having them if you're only going to make them something really simple? The use of strong passwords is one of the most basic aspects of internet security.
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Site Update: Mobile Deviations, Verold IntegrationIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.
The New Mobile Deviation Page
The deviation page on the mobile website has just gotten a huge uplift!
In uplifting the mobile deviation page, we re-evaluated what the most important functions and information on the deviation page were, and altered the page to present them in the most easily accessible way. From there, the deviation page was given a visual refresh for ease, clarity, and simplicity.
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The best way to ensure that your account is secure is by not giving out your password, not sharing your password, not selecting easy to guess passwords as described in the account security article, and making sure to logout of your accounts when leaving a publicly accessible computer. I hope this helps alleviate some of the worry that is going around.
Have a great day!
As of MAY 21ST HOAX
There has been a secondary rumor that has been going on for almost a year now concerning MAY 21ST and the deletion of fake accounts. THIS IS A HOAX.
deviantART Rumors dismissedHi Everyone!
Upon checking the Help Desk this morning we've come across a terrible rumor rumor spreading throughout the community that the staff will be removing 'wasted' accounts on May 21st, and that you should copy and paste the 'warning' to your journal if you want your account to be safe from deletion. This is totally false and should not be spread around dA. If you happen to see a misinformed deviant sharing that information in their journal feel free to link them to my journal here.
Keep in mind that any official dA news will be announced at hq so if someone is stating something about deviantART that you think is questionable pop by HQ and if it's not mentioned there please consult the Help Desk before inadvertently spreading possible misinformation. If you're receiving notes or comments about this false mass-deletion from an individual claiming to be deviantART staff, please block them and report them to the helpdesk. Thankie!
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