Security Flaw In Gay Dating App Grindr Reveals Precise Location
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Or other gay or likeminded friends
Grindr, which has 3. This issue is public for a month and none of the other developers took action by now. Grindr's API doesn't require authentication or developer keys to access, and so anyone can query the app to find the 50 nearest users, as well as their distance from any specific location.
This is specific enough to know which house or which room of an office someone is in. Recon told the BBC it has since obscured precise user locations that were made vulnerable by trilateration. This is accomplished through a user interface that displays a grid of representative pictures of men, arranged from nearest to farthest away.