The University of New Haven’s Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group is releasing a series of videos that highlight the security holes in popular apps like Grindr and OKCupid.
Not too long ago the group also called out Viber for not encrypting its photos, videos and maps. WhatsApp was also shown not to encrypt sent locations and the company and Viber has since fixed those weaknesses.
Psst, someone might be reading those naughty texts
The very nature of apps like OKCupid and Grindr encourage the sending of racy and possibly embarassing apps. But how much more embarassing would it be if someone could tap into those messages you send and use those as blackmail?
Besides OKCupid and Grindr, the researchers looked at 19 Android apps: Instagram, ooVoo, Tango, Kik, Nimbuzz, MeetMe, MessageMe, TextMe, HeyWire, Hike, textPlus, Words With Friends, Vine, Line, MyChat, WeChat, GroupMe, Whisper, and Voxer.
The group's lofty ambition, as stated on its website is to "become a national and international renowned multi-desciplinary research group in Cyber Forensics Science." Even if it's via reminding horny app users that somebody could be reading their messages, that's an admirable enough goal.
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