Gay dating app Jack’d settles complaint over exposing private photos

New York Attorney General resolved complaints about gay, bisexual, and homosexual dating app Jack 's parents who left their personal photos of users exposed to online for at least one year. Online buddy Online Buddies will pay $ 240,000 and will implement a "comprehensive security program" to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Ars Technica informed Jack's security in February 2019 that security researcher Oliver Hough did not help the company a year ago. Popular dating apps uploaded photos to Amazon Web Services storage buckets that are publicly accessible. Exposed data includes nude photos and photos, which can reveal your location, which can threaten or arrest you in some countries. Jack Ars solved the problem.

Letitia James, attorney general, said that the investigation revealed that this privacy issue has been identified. We also noticed that in February 2018, senior managers of online vulnerable groups were informed about the vulnerability and another issue that could expose data about users. "Online Buddies immediately recognized the severity of the vulnerability, but the company failed to resolve the issue for one year, and repeated media questions were raised."

According to James's statement, We had about 7,000 active New Yorkers with "private images that could be nude photos." Online Buddies says that Jack "s has more than 6 million users around the world and is the most culturally diverse gay dating app." That is, Jack '

While a long delay from online friends is a big part of the problem, security flaws – or the sharing of sensitive information – is a continuing problem for mobile apps, including dating apps. The company shared the HIV infection status of the company with the users and the acquisition of a Chinese company posed a national security problem (the company later sold the app). Last year, Tinder had to deal with a serious login vulnerability, We have found that hackers can access some unencrypted user photos.

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