All users of the Donald Daters – a new dating app that promises to “make dating great again”. have been affected by a hack.
The app which can be downloaded from AppStore or PlayStore, have been hacked on its first day.
Cybersecurity experts have discovered that the app was exposing user information in an open database, including biographical details such as usernames and profile photos. They also exposed that tokens for session IDs were used by hackers to access peoples’ accounts and private messages.
Our message for all Trump supporters is: Don’t use this app!
The affected database contained mostly private messages that were sent between accounts. While using the app people can only send messages for free to one another after a Tinder-style match or if they pay up the monthly $29.99 fee.
Remember everything can be hacked. In order to stay away from any threats related to the cyber world, we recommend the install of antivirus for Windows or antivirus for Mac on every device that you own, depending on which OS your device is running. If you are a company, it is also recommended to hire every year a specialized cybersecurity company that will run annual tests on your company’s network. These tests include penetration testing and ethical hacking tests;
Researchers say that the issue is “super easy to replicate.” Be aware any use of the potentially affected login tokens is illegal.
Hackers obtained the data thanks to a publicly exposed Firebase data repository that was hardcoded in the dating app. Soon after the breach the app developer has pulled it offline and stated:
“We have taken swift and decisive action to remedy the mistake and make all possible efforts to prevent this from happening again. Out of an abundance of caution, we have temporarily suspended the app while we implement new security protocols.”
Keep in mind that our modern society is dependent on computers, mobile devices, and the use of the internet always stay safe and secured.
We would continue to monitor this cybersecurity problem. Meanwhile, users should keep a keen eye out for any cyber attacks. Remember to use an antivirus for Windows or antivirus for Mac in every device that you own, depending on which OS your machine is running, If you are a company we recommend to hire every year a specialized cybersecurity company that will run annual tests on your company’s network, tests like this include: penetration testing and ethical hacking.