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Security Flaw Discovered in Tumblr iOS App

Tumblr, the massive Web-blogging network acquired by Yahoo earlier this year, disclosed on Tuesday evening a security issue on its iOS mobile application that “allowed passwords to be compromised in certain circumstances.” The company released an update to the app, available through the App Store, and urged all iOS users to update their passwords immediately. Outside of saying the password could be “sniffed in certain versions of the app,” Tumblr staff did not give further details on the nature of the security flaw.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik