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TechnologyGroup dating app found leaking basically everything about its users worldwide

20:45  09 august  2019
20:45  09 august  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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A dating app for President Donald Trump supporters is apparently leaking its users data, including the private messages. But according to French security researcher Robert Baptiste, the app launched with a major security flaw; the database that stores all the user information is actually exposed on the

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A huge vulnerability in group dating app 3fun has been found by security researchers which allowed anyone to find the personal information, chat data, private photos, and real time location data of any of the other apps’ 1.5 million users. The discovery was made by Pen Test Partners, who said that 3fun has “probably the worst security for any dating app we’ve ever seen.”

Group dating app found leaking basically everything about its users worldwide© Image: 3fun

The discovery comes as dating apps are facing renewed scrutiny over the amounts of intensely personal information they hold about their users. TechCrunch notes that multiple dating apps including Jewish dating app JCrush, conservative dating app Donald Daters, and Coffee Meets Bagel have all reported data breaches in the past couple of years, and there are ongoing concerns over Grindr’s ownership by a Chinese company.

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3fun users were found in the White House and Supreme Court

Pen Test Partner’s security researchers discovered that 3fun was storing its users location data in the app itself, rather than keeping it securely on its servers. This meant it was a trivial task for the researchers to reveal the data on the client side, even when users are supposedly restricting their location data. This leak meant that Pen Test Partners could discover the locations of 3fun’s users worldwide, where it appeared to find users in the White House, the US Supreme Court, and 10 Downing Street in the UK (although it’s possible that these users were spoofing their locations). It was then able to view these user’s birth dates, sexual orientation, and even photos — regardless of whether they were set to private.

The security researchers notified 3fun about the vulnerability on July 1st, and said that the app’s security flaws have since been addressed. 3fun did not return The Verge’s request for comment.

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