Tumblr Issues A “Very Important” Security Update For Its iOS App
Tumblr has rolled out a “very important” security fix for its iOS app for the iPhone and iPad in response to a flaw identified within the service.
Tumblr’s statement regarding previous versions of its iOS app:
If you’ve been using these apps, you should also update your password on Tumblr and anywhere else you may have been using the same password. It’s also good practice to use different passwords across different services by using an app like 1Password or LastPass.
Please know that we take your security very seriously and are tremendously sorry for this lapse and inconvenience.
Another statement read : 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 circumstances¹. Please download the update now.
Tumblr gave a statement to The Verge, noting that the company was “notified of a security vulnerability” introduced into its iOS app earlier today and therefore took immediate action to fix the issue and notify its affected users. It is unknown how many people may have been affected.
Tumblr is one of the Web’s most popular blogging platforms. Bought by Yahoo for $1.1 billion in a deal that closed in June, its network of blogs see more than 300 million monthly unique visitors. Tumblr says there are 120,000 new signups every day with 900 posts published every second.