CNET: Dating app 3Fun had users’ data, location and pictures exposed, report says

CNET: Dating app 3Fun had users’ data, location and pictures exposed, report says. “Dating app 3Fun, which describes itself as an app designed ‘for meeting local kinky, open-minded people for 3some & swinger lifestyle’ and claims over 1.5 million users, appears to have been open to more than just relationships. In a new post from security firm Pen Test Partners this week, it also apparently exposed sensitive user data including the ‘near real time location’ of its members, their photos and information including birthdates, sexual preferences and chats.”

TechCrunch: Jewish dating app JCrush exposed user data and private messages

TechCrunch: Jewish dating app JCrush exposed user data and private messages. “A security lapse at JCrush, a dating app designed for the Jewish community, left a database open without a password, exposing sensitive user records and private messages to anyone who knew where to look.”

Engadget: Grindr’s owner gave staff access to sensitive user data

Engadget: Grindr’s owner gave staff access to sensitive user data. “When the US pushed Grindr’s owner to sell the app over national security concerns, it made only vague allusions to what might have prompted the decision. Now, however, the situation is clearer. Reuters sources have claimed that Beijing Kunlun triggered alarms after it gave engineers in Beijing access to Grindr’s database for several months.”

TechCrunch: Users complain of account hacks, but OkCupid denies a data breach

TechCrunch:
Users complain of account hacks, but OkCupid denies a data breach
. “Dating sites aren’t considered the goldmine of personal information like banks or hospitals, but they’re still an intimate part of millions of people’s lives and have long been in the sights of hackers. If the hackers aren’t hitting the back-end database like with the AdultFriendFinder, Ashley Madison, and Zoosk breaches, the hackers are trying break in through the front door with leaked or guessed passwords. That’s what appears to be happening with some OkCupid accounts.”