All those who are interested in Gay and 3 some apps, here’s a security alert which might be of your interest. Reports are in that hackers have learned ways to exploit vulnerabilities in apps like Grindr, Romeo, 3Fun, and Recon to access personal info of consumers of these platforms.
News is out that the bad guys have already succeeded in extracting data of more than 10 million users from various apps and will probably use them to blackmail at some point of time shortly.
Those working for fed are said to be first on the radar of getting blackmailed as they can be used as information hubs to create an economic and political crisis in the west.
As some countries have made it illegal to be a gay like in Dubai and Saudi Arabia, users from such nations are requested to be extra cautious as hackers can reveal their fantasies to the world if their demands are left unattended.
“If an app has a flaw to leak the location of a user, then it could lead to physical harm, attack, extortion and some other spectrum of risk”, says Will Geddes, a freelancing security specialist from ESET.
Consequently, it is better to be precautious beforehand by opting for two way authentication to your app accounts, securing your phone with a screen lock, subscribing to login alerts and be extra cautious while making online transactions during app subscriptions.