Tinder flaw exposed users' precise locations

Share this article:

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.

Share this article:
You must be a registered member of SC Magazine to post a comment.

Sign up to our newsletters

TOP COMMENTS

More in News

Court shutters NY co. selling security software with "no value"

A federal court shut down Pairsys at the request of the Federal Trade Commission.

NICE Conference & Expo to be held in Columbia, Md.

The conference will cover the future of cybersecurity education in the U.S.

Franchises to get assistance on cybersecurity strategy

The National Cyber Security Alliance has teamed up with the International Franchise Association to promote cybersecurity awareness among franchise businesses in the U.S.