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15-May-2016 14:50

This isn’t to say though that this couldn’t happen or isn’t happening—we know that it’s technically (and definitely) possible.

But what’s surprising is the amount of company information that can be gathered from an online dating network profile.

To bear out the risks, we delved into various online dating networks, which initially included Tinder, Plenty of Fish, Jdate, OKCupid, Grindr, Coffee meets Bagel, and Love Struck.

The first stage of our research seeks to answer these main questions: In almost all of the online dating networks we explored, we found that if we were looking for a target we knew had a profile, it was easy to find them.

That meant we also had to like profiles of potentially real people.

This led to some interesting scenarios: sitting at home at night with our families while casually liking every single new profile in range (yes, we have very understanding partners).

Conversely, we were able to find a given profile’s corresponding identity outside the online dating network through classic Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) profiling. Many were just too eager to share more sensitive information than necessary (a goldmine for attackers).

In fact, there’s even a previous research that triangulated people’s exact positions in real time based on their phone’s dating apps.

We narrowed the scope of our research down to Tinder, Plenty of Fish, OKCupid, and Jdate, which we selected because of the amount of personal information shown, the kind of interaction that transpires, and the lack of initial fees.People are increasingly taking to online dating to find relationships—but can they be used to attack a business?