Be careful, dating apps like Tinder and Grindr can spy on you and share your personal information.
Singles looking for love should be wary of dating apps like Tinder and Grindr that spy on their communications and share personal information, security experts say.
An increase in the use of dating apps during the pandemic has heightened fears about the amount of information these apps could compile from users.
Tinder and Grindr did not immediately return requests for comment on the security concerns on Tuesday.
Security firm Check Point Software recently warned users to be careful about information they share with strangers on dating apps.
The company has warned that cybercriminals can use such apps to exploit vulnerabilities in singles for the purpose of spreading malware via attached files, according to Latest news.
Gary Gardiner, Security Engineering Manager for Check Point, APAC and Japan, said: “Millions of people use dating apps or websites to meet new friends and, who knows, hopefully. , find their life partner.
“They are very convenient for users because they allow them to make contact quickly, easily and from anywhere. However, they do not go unnoticed by cybercriminals, who take advantage of these platforms and the confidential information they contain to find potential victims to be defrauded.
In August, antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab warned that users of WhatsApp, Tinder, Bumble and Hinge could be targeted by so-called “lover con artists” seeking to steal their private information.
Security experts said people were at risk of having their bank accounts and personal information hacked if they followed links to fake sites or entered their information in questionnaires.
The new scams include surveys asking people about their experiences with WhatsApp and chain messages.
Others may receive bogus invitations to chat with “beautiful strangers” which are then used to glean private information.
The crooks would also create fake profiles on dating sites.
A report from Kaspersky said, “In mail-based spam, we have continued to observe common tricks to trick users into parting with a small amount of money.
Dating apps aren’t the only ones causing security concerns, says Technical hours.
The outlet highlighted a number of other social platforms to watch out for, including WhatsApp, Instagram, DoorDash, and Facebook.
Earlier this month, cybersecurity experts urged users to remove the Messenger app from Facebook before a big change.
The tech giant intends to encrypt Messenger end-to-end, but this has raised concerns that child abuse is being detected on the Facebook profiles platform with age identification features.
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