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Tinder: How your secret chats and dating profiles could be hacked

Dating application Tinder helps users find love – and flings – but a researcher revealed this week that an easy-to-exploit security bug recently left accounts and private chats exposed to hackers. Indian engineer Anand Prakash, a serial bug hunter, said in a Medium post on Wednesday, February 20, that a flaw in a Facebook-linked program called Account Kit let attackers access profiles armed with just a phone number. Account Kit, implemented into Tinder, is used by developers to let users log in to a range of apps using mobile details or email addresses without a password.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Newsweek

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