Flaws in Tinder App Put Users’ Privacy at Risk, Researchers Say
The vulnerabilities aren’t likely to result in such harms as identity theft, Dan Cornell, chief technology officer for the cybersecurity firm Denim Group, says, but the invasion of a Tinder user’s privacy could have dire consequences.
“On the surface, you can laugh and say: ‘Ha, ha, ha, it’s public information,’” says Cornell, who has helped design security for other dating apps. “But you’re not really looking at it from a security standpoint.”
Cornell notes that some of the 196 countries where Tinder operates have repressive viewpoints on dating, women’s rights, relationships outside of marriage, and homosexuality. That could put users in danger.
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