Tinder, Happn, OkCupid… Are online dating apps safe?

We all know someone who knew his or her spouse on a dating application. Others use these platforms only for one-night meetings. These services have greatly expanded in recent years. Personally, I see at least six ads inviting to download on my 20-minute subway ride every morning.

The game of seduction necessarily involves exchanging information and, from this premise, we can be sure that a very large number of personal data pass through its applications. Hence the importance of protecting them from all hacking attempts.

Unfortunately, according to experts at Kaspersky Lab, these services suffer from various security vulnerabilities that make it easy to steal information. The researchers have indeed tested nine different applications available on Android and iOS. Continue reading