OpenSSL “Heartbleed” Vulnerability Update

As of Monday evening, has patched all our services against the Heartbleed/CVE-2014-0160 OpenSSL vulnerability and subsequently reissued our SSL certs with new keys.

While we have no evidence that confidential information was exposed in this case, it’s good practice to consider changing your password on and elsewhere on the web.

We recommend using a strong password, to avoid using the same password you have used elsewhere, and to add two-factor authentication to your account.


Backer of the Day: Xaq-Industries Limited Edition Poster

xaqindustriesToday’s Backer is for a limited edition poster from Xaq-Industries, which is responsible for the great webcomic Fortress of Holding.

As creator Zach Martin writes, “You’ve Got Red on You is my love letter not only to the cult classic film Shawn of the Dead, but also to my life long fascination with the living dead, the zombie apocalypse, and the under-dogged every-man style hero.”

Order your poster now.

Backer Update: Final Day for Tips from the Top Floor Poster

rain_over_reykjavikThere is just one day left to get your very own limited-edition poster of this photograph taken by @chrismarquardt, host of Tips from the Top Floor, a weekly podcast about photography.

This Backer has been successfully funded — reached on its first day! — so, if you back the campaign, you are guaranteed to get a poster. If you are a photographer yourself, check out @chrismarquardt‘s higher-priced rewards where he offers personalized reviews of your work.

Back this campaign now.

Backer of the Day: Should Open Classifieds Add Plugin Support?

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Today’s Backer is from the team at Open Classifieds who are gauging demand for adding plugin support for their open source software.

Open Classifieds began from a passion for open source software that enables people to start their own businesses. Help the team add a plugin system that allows integrating new software components and features into Open Classifieds.

If you think Open Classifieds should add plugin support, commit to funding its development.


New in Broadcast: You Love Her Coz She’s Dead, CHVRCHES….

2014-03-31 13.35.01Each week, we showcase some of our favorite Broadcast channels that you may have missed.

  • You Love Her Coz She’s Dead sends out Broadcasts every time new tracks are released to SoundCloud.
  • Some of our favorite bands continue to use Broadcast to update fans on new shows, songs, and other news. CHVRCHES is the latest band to light up our phones.
  • The hilarious Pie Comics, like many other webcomics, are sending out new comics via Broadcast.
  • Bitcoin continues to make headlines, and you can stay up on all the latest happenings by subscribing to Bitcoin Breaking News.
  • Our friends at Venture Beat have been using Broadcast to keep you up on which startups are getting funded.

What is Broadcast? Broadcast makes it easy (and free) for anyone on an iPhone or Android device to publish and subscribe to real-time updates.

Remember, with Broadcast, publishers reach all their subscribers in real time, every time; and, likewise subscribers receive the updates from publishers they’ve chosen to subscribe to. doesn’t decide which broadcasts you receive, you do.

The most popular Broadcast channels  publish regularly — once-a-day, or at least every other day — and include an image along with a ‘read more’ link. Publishers can get even more subscribers by using our promote tools.



Backer of the Day: Pie Comics Limited Edition Poster

godsplanToday’s Backer is for a limited edition poster of one of our favorite comics from one of of our favorite artists: God’s Plan, by Pie Comics,

John McNamee, creator of @piecomic (and 80sDonDraper), writes “So a few weeks back, while in one of my more contemplative and drunken moods, I drew this comic wherein I laid out God’s plan. And since I liked it so much, I decided to celebrate in poster form!

If you’d like Pie Comics’ limited edition poster of God’s Plan, order yours now.

Backer Update: Last Chance to Back Plink

ss1-smallYou have less than 24 hours left to back Plink, which will make it easier to blog on iOS.

There’s a new $5 tier – just added for the home stretch – for you to commit to getting Plink built.

Plink is an iOS app that lets you upload images and insert them into your blog posts using Markdown or HTML, and @jeffmueler is using Backer to support its development.

“Plink,” writes @jeffmueler, “came about after I grew frustrated with blogging on iOS devices. Uploading images and embedding them in posts is non-trivial thanks to frustrating blogging apps that provide limited options for photo storage hosts and poor defaults for automatic link insertion.”

Help support Plink now.

Backer of the Day: Limited Edition Tips from the Top Floor Poster

rain_over_reykjavikToday’s Backer is for a Limited Edition Poster of a photograph taken by @chrismarquardt, host of the photography podcast, from Tips from the Top Floor.

The photography was taken in Reykjavik, Iceland, and, @chrismarquardt says, “It really shows the contrasts in weather that this exciting island has to offer. The view over the bay is spectacular, with Mt. Esja in the distance, but the rainfall over Reykjavik was what captured my imagination in the end.”

If you’d like a limited edition poster of this stunning picture, order yours now.