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Vulgar post land on prominent blogs, Tumblr patches vulnerability

By Rick
Dec 4, 2012
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  1. Tumblr says it has addressed a vulnerability which allowed hackers to force visitors into unwittingly reposting an offensive, expletive-ridden message condemning the "tasteless" and "bourgeoisie" blog site. More than 8,600 users were affected -- Cnet, USA Today and The Verge were...

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  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    No offense or malice intended but I thought the post and the GNAA were pretty funny.
    But the real question is if your account is actually deleted if you delete the post!
     
  3. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    So yet again another wanna be anon trying to put their world view out for the public to see. I give them points for the hack but take away points for the message. It seems more and more these hackers are not trying to secure the web for future use. It appears that they only do what they do to spread their personal message w/o thinking of the consiquences. How many kids were on Tumblr? How many elderly following their grandchildrens blogs? The same message could have been gotten across with A LOT less profanity.
     
  4. corrosive23

    corrosive23 TS Member

    The more the "otherkin" and "offended" and blog on tmblr the better. Tumblr is the cesspool of the internet.
     
  5. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Enthusiast Posts: 429   +15

    If a group is a group than it is not Anonymous. The 'many heads to a hydra' thing anon has going for it set it apart from any other group.

    Not for or against either; just saying...
     
  6. corrosive23

    corrosive23 TS Member


    Are you one of the tumblrs that was broken hearted by this?
     
  7. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    @Corrosive
    No actually. I dont blog. I just feel that these ppl who hack legitimate online businesses in order to spread their own world view are lower then scum. My questions remain valid despite your sarcasm. How many kids were reading their BFF blog? To put that level of profanity up for all to see simply because you disagree with a website, is not only counter productive, but just crass. Just because you may have the skill set to accomplish something, doesnt mean you should.
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,051   +970

    Truth to tell, all I've ever seen from Tumblr is redistributed amateur porn, and that was before the attack....:eek:
     


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