Grindr flaw allowed hijacking accounts with just an email address
Might be you don’t know but it happened a while ago that due a bug in Grindr, the app opened door for hackers, and they hacked the accounts of a number of people with just an email address.
Those who are aware what is grindr then I would like to enlighten that is a one of the world’s largest dating and social networking apps for gay, bi, trans, and queer people,
While Grindr quickly fixed the issue after hearing from Hunt, the incident underscored the platform’s shortcomings when it comes to security. And that’s a huge problem when the dating app caters to individuals whose sexual orientations and identities could make them a target for harassment and violence.
This isn’t the first security issue Grindr has had to deal with. Back in 2018, it had a couple of flaws that risked exposing a user’s location. Earlier this year, the Norwegian Consumer Council published a report accusing Grindr and other dating services of spreading sensitive information, such as GPS locations.
Grindr chief operating officer Rick Marini told TechCrunch that in response to the discovery of this particular flaw, it’s taking additional steps to tighten its security measures. It’s making it easier for researchers to report security issues, and it vows to announce a new bug bounty program “soon.”
“We are grateful for the researcher who identified a vulnerability. The reported issue has been fixed. Thankfully, we believe we addressed the issue before it was exploited by any malicious parties.
As part of our commitment to improving the safety and security of our service, we are partnering with a leading security firm to simplify and improve the ability for security researchers to report issues such as these. In addition, we will soon announce a new bug bounty program to provide additional incentives for researchers to assist us in keeping our service secure going forward.”
So far now the bug has been fixed and #Grindr is fully safe to use. Still if you would like to know more on this, then you can check the below give sources and also share it with others on social media!!