Sep 182018
 

Tom Capon reports:

Grindr’s security issues are once again in the spotlight as a third party app pinpointed users’ exact location.

Despite constant reassurances from the app about the difficulties of exploiting their location technology, the latest security breach revealed how malicious parties can locate users.

Discovered by blog Queer Europe, they used a third-party app called ‘F*ckr’. It hacks into the company’s private API and uses a technique called trilateration, giving the precise location of its users.

It also exposes the sensitive information found on the app, including sexual position, HIV status, and ‘tribe’.

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