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Grindr along with other homosexual relationship apps are exposing users’ precise location

Researches state Grindr has known concerning the security flaw for decades, but nevertheless hasn’t fixed it

Grindr along with other homosexual relationship apps continue steadily to expose the actual location of the users.

That’s relating to a report from BBC Information, after cyber-security scientists at Pen Test Partners could actually produce a map of software users over the town of London — one which could show a user’s location that is specific.

What’s more, the researchers told BBC Information that the issue happens to be recognized for a long time, but the majority of of this biggest homosexual dating apps have actually yet to upgrade their pc computer software to correct it.

The scientists have evidently provided Grindr, Recon to their findings and Romeo, but stated only Recon has made the mandatory modifications to repair the matter.

The map produced by Pen Test Partners exploited apps that reveal a user’s location as a distance “away” from whoever is viewing their profile.

If somebody on Grindr programs to be 300 legs away, a circle by having a 300-foot radius could be drawn across the individual considering that person’s profile, because they are within 300 foot of these location in virtually any direction that is possible.

But by getting around the positioning of this individual, drawing radius-specific circles to fit that user’s distance away because it updates, their precise location may be pinpointed with less than three distance inputs. (more…)