Swipe fright: Tinder hackers may know how desperate you really are | The Register


"A lack of security protections in Tinder's mobile app is leaving lonely hearts vulnerable to eavesdropping."

This isn't the first time that Tinder's mobile apps have been vulnerable. Back in 2016, hackers could tamper with the app to circumvent payment for a premium account, threatening the revenue stream for the apps. Now, researchers have found that the iOS and Android apps lack a standard HTTPS-everywhere approach, so photos, swipes, and matches are exposed

A recent study of mobile apps on the app store revealed that 48% have issues with protecting data in transit. More popular apps have issues with data at rest or are at risk for tampering. Check out the study to find more stats on the security posture of mobile apps in the app stores.


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