Friday, January 20th, 2012
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Gay Disaster: Grindr Hacked

So this finally happened: "A popular 'meat-market' smartphone app that spawned a sexual revolution in Australia's gay community has been compromised by a Sydney hacker, potentially exposing intimate personal chats, explicit photos and private information of users." Ta da! But wait, there's more: "A security expert who did not wish to be named… said that the Grindr and Blendr apps 'had no real security.'" The modern age is fun where we just trust all our data and naked pictures to anyone who makes an app!

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Does anybody actually use Blendr though?

ryan (#997)

Bjarke Ingels, is that you?

zidaane (#373)

@ryan 4.2 miles away and living it up at a Courtyard by Marriott.

robbybailey (#203,181)

The people who are afraid of Grindr's security are the ones who post pictures of sunsets or their dogs.

HiredGoons (#603)

that headboard is straight out of Anne of Green Gables.

deepomega (#1,720)

Trying to imagine how this could be a part of a The Sting-style long con.

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

Gonna do the crotchety grandpa thing for a moment here and point out that THIS IS WHY WE HAVE BARS, PEOPLE!

drufus (#24,190)

@DoctorDisaster THIS IS WHY WE HAVE SCRUFF, PEOPLE!

drufus (#24,190)

Also Scruff guys are better looking.

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