Tumblr iOS App Loses User Passwords Due to Vulnerability
July 17, 2013 4:52 PM
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Patched verison of the app closes the hole
Yahoo! Inc.'s (YHOO) new property Tumblr suffered a setback this week when some mobile users of its popular rich media microblogging service had their passwords stolen.
Tumblr announced the bad news
via its blog
Tuesday. The vulnerability involved only affected users of Apple, Inc.'s (AAPL) iPad and iPhone operating system, iOS. Writes Tumblr Product VP Derek Gottfrid, "We have just released a very important security update for our iPhone and iPad apps addressing an issue that allowed passwords to be compromised in certain circumstances."
The company has patched hole and a fixed app is available from Apple's App Store
Tumblr advises that users of the iOS app change their password both on Tumblr and wherever else they were using that same password. Spokeswoman Katherine Barna
a personal apology on behalf of Tumblr, commenting, "We immediately released an update that repairs the issue and are notifying affected users. We obviously take these incidents very seriously and deeply regret this error."
This is not the first major security crisis for Tumblr, who back in Dec. '12 had
8,000+ accounts hacked into
Tumblr's acquisition by Yahoo! wrapped up in late June after a May bid. Yahoo! reportedly
payed around $1.1B USD
for the popular site -- a nice payday for the founders and backing venture capitalists alike. Some, however, have argued that
for what Tumblr is worth in ad revenue.
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7/18/2013 1:10:27 PM
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7/18/2013 3:32:30 PM
This might clear it up a little for you:
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