If you haven’t yet patched your OpenSSL and regenerated your certs, stop reading and go fix it; it’s OK, I’ll still be here when you get back. All set? OK. I found an interesting analysis of the bug over at this guy Sean Cassidy’s blog. In brief: I have been happy for many years that other people like to write C, because it means both that I get to benefit from their work (basically my entire livelihood is based on the C ecosystem) and also that I generally don’t have to write it myself. :) XKCD 1353 - Heartbleed …