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Dating apps do not protect your personal data

data leakage - Dating apps do not protect your personal data

Leakage of personal data, geolocation attacks, unsafe connections … Finding a soul mate on a mobile dating app is not necessarily safe.

To meet people through his mobile, users are spoiled for choice. But this search for the soul mate is not necessarily confidential, as one might think. Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab inspected the security level of nine dating applications, namely Tinder, Bumble, OK Cupid, Badoo, Mamba, Zoosk, Happn, WeChat and Paktor. Conclusion: none is perfectly secure.

Leakage of personal data

Some applications allow you to add information that goes beyond age or first name / nickname, which is not necessarily a good idea. On Tinder Gratuit, Happn and Bumble, one can for example specify his job and his level of studies. “In 60% of cases, this information was sufficient to identify users on a social network like Facebook or LinkedIn, and get their full names,” the researchers said. A malicious person could start harassing someone, even if they were stuck on the dating app. Continue reading