Dating apps are fun to hack for knowledge and profit. No mention of iOS apps in this IBM story, but this is not exactly surprising. Dating site apps are so easy to crank out these days, security is an afterthought at most companies.
An analysis conducted by IBM Security found over 60 percent of leading dating mobile apps on Android are potentially vulnerable to a variety of cyber-attacks that put personal user information and corporate data at risk.
The IBM study reveals that many of these dating applications have access to additional features on mobile devices such as the camera, microphone, storage, GPS location and mobile wallet billing information, which in combination with the vulnerabilities may make them exploitable to hackers. IBM also found that nearly 50 percent of organizations have at least one of these employee-installed popular dating apps on mobile devices used to access confidential business information.
The good news is that today’s mobile dating apps are so generic and basic, there’s not much personal information to steal. But in terms of corporate data, have fun hackers. #ismatchthenexttarget
More at IBM Security.