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Security Vulnerability in Tinder app allows to find the location of other users

Tinder app was one of the dating apps that helps to find the people nearby and connects with them if both are interested. Tinder was one of most popular dating app in recent days. Tinder uses the Facebook login to get connected.  But due to some security vulnerability the app that allows to find the exact location of the other users within 100 feet.

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User location vulnerability on tinder app was found by the security researchers from Include security. The researchers proved that the vulnerability allows the hackers to find the latitude and longitude coordinate for the user location. The security flaw was discovered by October 2013 and making some simple changes allows the hackers to trace the user location which violates the privacy of the user. The security vulnerability was now fixed by Tinder app which now provides the security for the privacy on user location. TinderFinder was the app that was designed by the security researchers to prove the security flaw and it works by finding the GPS location enabled on Smartphone which helps the attacker to find the location of the other user.

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The following video describes about the security vulnerability of Tinder app regarding user location by providing the Tinder Identification number which is allotted to the person.

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