Men tricked into flirting with men on Tinder

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Described as a “serious lapse of security” in the dating app Tinder, a prank played by a developer had men flirting with each other. The anonymous developer used fake profiles he created as a bait such that men who wanted to get in touch with one of the fake women ended up being matched with each other instead of the woman. The California-based developer managed to tweak Tinder’s application program interface which controls how apps and programs interact. The Verge quoted the developer as saying “Tinder makes it surprisingly easy to bot their system. As long as you have a Facebook authentication token, you can behave as a robot as if you were a person.” A security expert said this was a “serious lapse in security” for Tinder.

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More details are on The Verge.

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