Tumblr on iOS patched for security issue

Victor Barreiro Jr.
Tumblr asks iOS users to update their apps and change their passwords following a security fix

TUMBLR UPDATE. The iOS version of Tumblr gets a security fix. Screen shot from Apple

MANILA, Philippines – Tumblr blog owners who use the iPhone or iPad apps may want to update their app and change their passwords as soon as possible.

A post on the Staff Tumblr blog announced the release of a security fix for its iOS apps after they discovered an issue that could compromise your Tumblr password.

They also suggested using password managers to keep passwords to maintain your account security on your social networks.

The Next Web received a statement from Tumblr, who wrote,

“Earlier today, Tumblr was notified of a security vulnerability introduced in our iOS app. 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.”

Despite this, no announcement has been posted on the Tumblr Twitter account as of this posting.

Android versions of the app do not appear to have been affected by the issue. – Rappler.com

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