We have scoured the Internet for the lamest, vainest and strangest online dating sites the web has to offer, and trust us, you are going to want to run as fast as your avatar's digital feet can carry you in the other direction.You might find love online, we just don't think you'll find it here.Our researchers discovered that four of the nine apps they investigated allow potential criminals to figure out who’s hiding behind a nickname based on data provided by users themselves.
Searching for one’s destiny online — be it a lifelong relationship or a one-night stand — has been pretty common for quite some time. To find the ideal partner, users of such apps are ready to reveal their name, occupation, place of work, where they like to hang out, and lots more besides.
Most apps transfer data to the server over an SSL-encrypted channel, but there are exceptions.
As our researchers found out, one of the most insecure apps in this respect is Mamba.
For example, it’s possible for a third party to change “How’s it going? Mamba is not the only app that lets you manage someone else’s account on the back of an insecure connection. However, our researchers were able to intercept Zoosk data only when uploading new photos or videos — and following our notification, the developers promptly fixed the problem.
Tinder, Paktor, Bumble for Android, and Badoo for i OS also upload photos via HTTP, which allows an attacker to find out which profiles their potential victim is browsing.