Tinder flaw exposed users' precise locations

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Months after its initial discovery, mobile dating app Tinder has patched a vulnerability that could have allowed attackers to pinpoint users' exact locations.

Although the app typically reveals a user's proximity to potential “matches” measured in miles, the uncovered security flaw could be exploited to show distance up to 100 feet, according to The Washington Post.

Tinder's CEO, Sean Rad, said in a statement earlier this week that the vulnerability was rectified, although the researchers behind the discovery, Include Security, reported the flaw to the company in October.

This isn't the only security issue Tinder has had to address and fix. This past November, a web developer uncovered and notified the app's developers about a vulnerability that exposed daters' Facebook IDs.

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