Hacks and Incidents

Use Tumblr on iPhone or iPad, give your password to the WORLD

Use Tumblr on iPhone or iPad, give your password to the WORLD: Tumblr’s iOS app fails to log users in through a secure (SSL) server, it has emerged. As a result users’ plaintext passwords are exposed to anyone able to sniff traffic on any Wi-Fi network an iOS user happens to use to connect to the popular cats’n’grumble free-content platform.

The wide-open security howler was discovered by a Reg reader during the course of auditing for his employer which iOS apps were permissible for use on corporate smartphones.

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