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Sure it is, also when it's digital!

Summing in short this recently discovered (but since long existing) Heartbleed bug: data packets flowing on the nework, that are encrypted by some versions of a very commonly used software solution (that is OpenSSL) are not all that safe it should be, and with specialized effort hackers can decrypt them without risk of getting discovered.
DeviantArt stated in an update journal that it is not affected by the Heartbleed bug, at least on the server side. However, it is still quite a widespread problem, with many online services and networking devices in question, this includes Google and Facebook too, as well as routers made by Cisco and Jupiter.

The video and the linked sites tell it all in more detail:…

Here is a list of websites that were possibly affected:…

And the devices that are known to be affected, and how, and what to do:……

Another good reason why you should change your passwords regularly and frequently.

Plus, this is still relevant, you can apply as group admin there!
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Warning Level!
BLACK: No problems at the moment.
(At least to our knowledge. Please alert us if you discover suspicious activity!)


:sherlock:HACKED/HACKER ACCOUNTS:sherlock:

(The lists here are not up to date at the moment.)

We are in need of admins. Read this:
Life getting slow here. Group admins are needed![GROUP RELATED]
That is partially because Sofarinrunning (our current 'Founder') has left her account, and DeviantArt altogether (she offers her account for anybody for free to take over, but I do not encourage such swap), and partially because I have not much free time to scoop around on the Internet like I earlier did. I took this admin position just because no one else did and I lurked around much. Maybe someone else could maintain the group, and help keep up safety on DA more efficiently, so staff change shall be expected in the near future.
You can apply here in the comment section below if you think you could maintain this group efficiently.
In your application, you should write:
-Why you should be an admin
-What you will do to benefit the group
-How often you plan to help update.
A reminder I put also here: Our goal is to warn DeviantArt users about real art theft, trolling/bullying, hacking, and scams/hoaxes, in a civilized, objective manner. But we are no DA staff, we


This group is a group where members of deviantART can gather and warn people about trolls, hackers, art thieves, scammers of all kinds (if it be someone who hired you to work for them and never paid you in full, or be it a common bot trying to gather points from you). We are here to protect our fellow artists in what ever it be.

Official deviantART Posts You Should Read

Be vigilant of phishing scams

Our Lists

Please check these list's before working/hiring someone or donating points to someone. (Again, the lists here are not up to date at the moment.)


Warning Color Levels:

RED: ALERT! Watch before you hire/give/copy/download. Scammers/Spammers at large!
ORANGE: Keep an eye out for these up and rising scammers/spammer.
YELLOW: Proven Scammer problems and Spammer Issues. Proceed with caution.
BLUE: Possible Scammer Problems and Mild Spammer Issues.
BLACK: No problems at the moment.

- Be aware that we are just a regular group active on (commonly shortened as DA) with members that are just regular DA users. All we can effectively do is notifying our watchers and/or report violations of the TOS (Terms of Service, at… ) to the DA staff, which you also can do at the DA help desk ( ) the same way, along with bug (error) reports. Click here to read "The correct way to handle / report TOS violators" ( ).
(You can see the list of DA staff employees at the beginning ot the below featured journal called "Looks like a wave of Account Hacking/Spamming".)

- You can watch these groups to catch official DA feature upgrades, news, and stuff:

- You have DA related questions or just simply new here? :iconda-qna:

- Interested in helping the web development of DA or want to talk with the developers?











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GyroBoll Mar 29, 2014  New member
About the comment below me:
It's false alarm, it was only me. That was an earlier account I made but lost the password for it, then suddenly remembered when I made this one. I wanted to quickly check out if those artists/groups are still active, but I pressed submit comment instead of preview. Anyways, I didn't need that account anymore.
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I don't know what is going on but I was notified that someone by the name of SnoopestLoopest posted a comment here mentioning me and someone else. 

What is this all about?…
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Somebody says that already reported it tough.
I got a bad feeling about this:
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The commenter below me is an art thief!
Nothing new here...
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PhilippeMoreau Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
All Unit Support NOW!!!!!

tailsdollfangirl Aug 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hello there theres some troll named :iconseacows: he is trying to said kill yourself  and stuff can you all  report this troll 
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