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7/29/2020
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Security Flaws Discovered in OKCupid Dating Service

Researchers identified a variety of vulnerabilities in apps and websites for the popular online dating platform.

Researchers at Check Point recently found that the mobile app and website for dating service OKCupid contained multiple vulnerabilities that could allow a malicious user to perform actions ranging from stealing users' personal data to performing in-app actions on behalf of those users.

The vulnerabilities included off-app access to deep links within the app, cross-site scripting on the main OKCupid website, and malicious JavaScript injection in deep links.

According to researchers Alon Boxiner and Eran Vaknin, OKCupid was informed of the vulnerabilities and patched them prior to their disclosure of the flaws. The researchers say their work shows the importance of secure development, especially in the current era of social distancing. "The dire need for privacy and data security becomes far more crucial when so much private and intimate information being stored, managed and analyzed in an app," they wrote. "The app and platform was created to bring people together, but of course where people go, criminals will follow, looking for easy pickings."

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Losing your personal data is definitely scary for identity theft but in app actions can be just as scary. The malicious entity could completely besmirch the image you are using to find a date and that is pretty horrid.
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