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Submission + - Security Lessons Learned From The Diaspora Launch (kalzumeus.com)

patio11 writes: Diaspora, the privacy-respecting OSS social network, did a code release last week. It included several severe security bugs. This post walks through the code, showing what went wrong, and what it would let an attacker do to someone who was using Diaspora.

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