Hackers Use High School Math to Track Exact Location with the Tinder App

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Hackers have worked out a way to accurately track your location within 100ft using the Tinder app.

It comes down to some simple high school math states security firm, IncludeSec which revealed that your location could easily be traced using trignometry through the Tinder app.

Tinder, which is a popular dating and social site that allows you to anonymously select people to chat with based on their location and image has been growing in popularity.

By using the app, you can search people near to you and then arrange a meeting or chat online however a way to work out the exact location of another Tinder user is now possible, leaving people vulnerable.

“Include Security identified a technical exploit that theoretically could have led to the calculation of a user’s last known location,” Tinder said. “Shortly after being contacted, Tinder implemented specific measures to enhance location security and further obscure location data. We did not respond to further inquiries about the specific security remedies and enhancements taken as we typically do not share the specifics of Tinder’s security measures. We are not aware of anyone else attempting to use this technique. Our users’ privacy and security continue to be our highest priority.”

 

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