Stop flicking through Tinder while at work – IBM says you are putting your company at risk

Stop flicking through Tinder while at work – IBM says you are putting your company at risk
IBM security researchers took some of their time and analyzed 41 dating apps from Google's Play Store. According to the results, 26 of them were vulnerable to outside tampering, which could allow prying eyes to steal company data from users' smartphones, if they just so happen to be using said apps on a company-issued (or BYOD) handset. Additionally, apps with high vulnerabilities could even let ill-intending parties to control a phone's microphone and camera, allowing them to actually spy on users and their companies' corporate secrets. The names of the apps were not announced, though, IBM has contacted the developers and informed them of the vulnerabilities of their products.

Well, there you go – it turns out that there is something creepier than someone using social media and apps to stalk on other people – it's the fact that someone may be spying on you while you do your daily stalking. Yikes!

source: Reuters

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3 Comments

1. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Oh well.

2. andrak

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 12, 2013

So you don't know if Tinder is one of the 26 that are vulnerable?

3. puckhead

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

Companies, particularly news agencies will spy on ppl by accessing their mics on their smart phones. I don't know how it isn't illegal bit they definitely do it.

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