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Tinder Hacked With Just A Phone Number

By February 22, 2018 No Comments
Tinder Hacked

World most popular dating app hacked.Security researchers  discovered a loophole  in Tinder , with just a phone no your Tinder Hacked.

Tinder Hacked with just a phone number

 

Last month it was reported that online app Tinder had security loophole which let any stranger to hack into your Tinder account .Now, Appsecure has discovered a new flaw which is could ptentialy more dengerous .

The new flwa allows attacker to get access to your account with the help of your login phone number and walah your Tinder Hacked.But good news Appsecure alredy reported that to Tinder and they alredy fixed thi issue.

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As per Appsecure, the hackers could have taken advantage of two vulnerabilities to attack accounts. One is Tinder’s own API and the other is in Facebook’s Account Kit system which Tinder uses to manage the logins.

Basically, the flaw exposed the access tokens of the users. If  the hacker is successful in obtaining the valid access token then he or she can easily take over a user account.

Anand Prakash from Appsecure explained how the attack works on Tinder, “The user clicks on Login with Phone Number on tinder.com and then they are redirected to Accountkit.com for login. If the authentication is successful then Account Kit passes the access token to Tinder for login.”

Most astonishing  the Tinder API was not checking the client ID on the token provided by Account Kit.This enabled the attacker to use any other app access token provided by Account Kit to take over the real Tinder accounts of other users,” he added.

Appsecure has already received awards of $5,000 and $1,250  by bug bounty programs for reporting such security issue.

I hope you like this article and update your Tinder app. For now happy Tindering .Stay tuned for more .

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AK Azad

Author AK Azad

Technology has always been astounding for him. A Biker by Heart ,Loves to travel, always has an eye out for new technology. Loves to share info on new tech with everyone. An Operation Manager turned Digital Marketer Also A Computer Science Engineer.

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