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Security researchers have uncovered numerous exploits in popular dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and OK Cupid. Using exploits ranging from simple to complex, researchers at the Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab say they could access users’ location data, their real names and login info, their message history, and even see which profiles they’ve viewed. As the researchers note, this makes users vulnerable to blackmail and stalking.
Roman Unuchek, Mikhail Kuzin, and Sergey Zelensky conducted research on the iOS and Android versions of nine mobile dating apps. To obtain the sensitive data, they found that hackers don’t need to actually infiltrate the dating app’s servers. Most apps have minimal HTTPS encryption, making it easy to access user data. Here’s the full list of apps the researchers studied.
Conspicuously absent are queer dating apps like Grindr or Scruff, which similarly include sensitive information like HIV status and sexual preferences.