…Sophos, a provider of security software and hardware, including antivirus, thinks it has figured out how the worm spread so quickly on Tumblr. The firm noted in a blog post that the worm appeared to take advantage of Tumblr’s reblogging feature, meaning that anyone who was logged into Tumblr would automatically reblog the infectious post if they visited one of the offending pages.
Sophos noted that each affected post had malicious code embedded inside.
Cybersecurity has increasingly been a concern for social media, blogs, and other online outlets. The worm by GNAA is only the latest example of such an attack.
Art Coviello, executive chairman of EMC’s RSA security business, today made some predictions about the security landscape for 2013. Among his expectations is that hackers will get more sophisticated and national governments will continue to fail to make legislation on rules of evidence and information sharing, as well as reform privacy laws.
In addition, he expects “attack surfaces to continue to expand and any remaining semblance of a perimeter will continue to wither away.”
Ultimately, Coviello said, it’s “highly likely that a rogue nation state, hacktivists or even terrorists will move beyond intrusion and espionage to attempt meaningful disruption and, eventually, even destruction of critical infrastructure…”
any chance the tumblr app for the kindle fire will resume working?…
it errors out when you try to post…started about 3 or 4 days ago.
i know people are getting the security warning thing so im gonna go ahead and make this post
see that green thing in front of the url??? if you don’t see that on the password reset page, then do not reset your password
i don’t know exactly what is going on but just don’t as a precaution
Warning those who haven’t reset yet!
Heads up everyone!
Went and double-changed it to be on the safe side. Of course, that means I’m just going to forget it here in a few minutes. Sigh.
always good advice…