New Report Warns Your Favorite Dating Apps Are Vulnerable And Hackers Can Steal Sensitive Info

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While you’re trying to find love on your favorite dating app, hackers could be busy finding out personal information about you. This discouraging findings in a new report which reveals that popular dating apps such as Tinder, Bumble, and OK Cupid are vulnerable to being hacked. Once hackers infiltrate the dating apps, they can access the users’ location information, their real names, login, password, message history, and which profiles they have visited. This kind of hack would allow people to stalk you and opens up the door for hackers to blackmail you if you were cheating or if you had freaky sex conversations.

The study was done by Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, where researchers tested vulnerabilities on the iOS and Android versions of nine mobile dating apps. Researchers Roman Unuchek, Mikhail Kuzin, and Sergey Zelensky were able to obtain personal information from users of the dating apps without breaching the dating app’s servers. Here are the dating apps that were used in the study.

  • Tinder for Android and iOS
  • Bumble for Android and iOS
  • OK Cupid for Android and iOS
  • Badoo for Android and iOS
  • Mamba for Android and iOS
  • Zoosk for Android and iOS
  • Happn for Android and iOS
  • WeChat for Android and iOS
  • Paktor for Android and iOS

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