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2012 GNAA Tumblr Ruin
From Encyclopedia Dramatica
This caused such an outrage that uncounted numbers of news sources up the . While hundreds of users took to other social networks to cry about the personal violation they had endured, the mainstream media was forced to largely ignore this in favor of awkwardly explaining what GNAA stands for. Showing an impressive lack of understanding of the internet, despite it being the basis of almost all of this year's hot shit news stories in one form or another, news sources have settled on describing GNAA as a "racist anti-blogging group", yet another example of straight old whitey trying to spread misinformation about the proud homosexual gentlemen of colour.
Tumblr is Vuln
For those of you without a degree in CSIII, a XSS, or cross-site scripting attack is made possible by a website not properly sanitizing input and thus allowing scripts to be executed on the page of a website. This is one of the oldest methods of web penetration, and should be extinct in 2012. Clearly the hard working development team at Tumblr don't feel the need to patch these obvious and frankly retarded vulnerabilities, instead focussing their attention on being very pleased that Tumblr panels are still a thing.
Somebody Call the e-Police
Tumblr was made aware of the issue two weeks prior to the exploit via direct communication. Clearly the Tumblr staff email was down, as the GNAA did not receive a response after helpfully attempting to assist them in securing their services. As such, there was no option but to demonstrate the vulnerability, because the friendly staff at Tumblr would surely want people to know about the problem as soon as possible so that they could promptly fix the issue.
No accounts or sensitive data were unduly compromised by the uncovering of this security hole, as the "reblog" function was merely utilized. It is best to think of it as a site feature, rather than one of the most popular blogging platforms on the internet showing a startling disregard for the security of its users. It is easier that way. Naturally, the inability of the average Tumblr user to make the distinction between the two has led to many hilarious threats of lolsuits. Good luck with that.
—This bitch knows the score.
What did Tumblr do to Deserve This?
Tumblr does no more than provide a shield of relevance to bloggers of the worst variety. Bronies sharing pornographic images of animals from children's cartoons, Hot-Topic shoppers showing off their latest Invader Zim piercings, and New York hipsters spending 20% of their free time posting their lunches to Instagram can all be found carelessly grazing on tumblr, waiting for the next biggest happening to reblog and share with all (omg) 200 followers. Disgusting. Not only does this filth exist in the stores, schools, and places of work of the world, but is continuing to populate the gene pool, giving birth to even more abominations of mankind.
Is this truly the future that great visionaries of the past dreamed for?
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