We’ve known for years about the privacy compromises you make when you sign up for an online dating site or app, as Rainey Reitman reported for the Electronic Frontier Foundation a few years ago.For instance, your dating profile and photos can hang around on the company’s servers for years, even after you cancel your subscription.Joseph Cox of , reports that the passwords are believed to have belonged to members of Mate1, an online dating website with an estimated membership base of 36.5 million users.
News broke earlier this week about how an unnamed hacker allegedly put tens of millions of passwords up for sale on the underground forum Hell.
Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime. I just want them to burn in hell for all they have done to us and leave us alone.
Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake. According to the text I got last night Fred said we have till Friday to sent the 0 to the lawyer or we both die.
None had protections to prevent or delay unauthorized decompiling; none had obfuscated their source code, which means hackers could access sensitive data; and one wasn’t even using secure communication, which would make it easy for hackers to intercept data being exchanged between the app and the server.
Convinced that the security and privacy of your online dating service is worth a second look?
Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. As if all that isn’t bad enough, romance scammers are now involving their victims in online bank fraud.