It turns out that the crippling fear of an awkward first date is the least of your troubles.
A fraud is sweeping online dating sites, according to a special report in this month’s issue of Glamour Magazine.
The dating app has been gaining buzz for its purported widespread use by athletes at the Olympic games in Sochi.
(: Tinder popular at the Olympics) Tinder and cyber security officials had been working on shoring up the potential vulnerability for months, but the issue only became public this week with the blog post.
…e way millennials are viewing their identities, as well as how they view the people and businesses they interact with.
Millennials have a need to want to better verify another person’s identity. Approximately 88% of people using them find the idea of verifying the identity of the people they might see offsite as appealing.
Officials at Include Security told CNBC they alerted Tinder to the location vulnerability and that the issue had been fixed in December.
In a statement emailed to CNBC this week, Tinder's co-founder and CEO Sean Rad said after learning about the vulnerability, "Tinder implemented specific measures to enhance location security and further obscure location data," adding, "Our users' privacy and security continue to be our highest priority." Threat Metrix's Faulkner said while location-based social networks and dating sites are all the rage, they pose risks.
The article notes some risk factors for deviantly violent behavior including divorce, loss of the job, financial woes, being bullied and experiencing child custody…According to Include Security, hackers could have taken advantage of Tinder users available information, and then employ an outside strategy called triangulation to ultimately find users' exact locations.Triangulation incorporates three distance locations to find the target geographically.Australian online dating website, Ruby Radar, has used a biometric identity service called My Verified ID to stop scammers from creating fake profiles on the site.My Verified ID is a platform that lets users authenticate themselves through the use of face biometric recognition.