Some OkCupid users have their accounts compromised. Why don’t more dating apps use 2FA?

It’s easy to imagine the harm that could result from a hacker reading users’ private communications on a dating app. So it’s a disgrace that more don’t offer a higher level of security to help prevent accounts from being hijacked.

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Smashing Security #100: IoT failures, and Donald Trump dating disaster

Yes, it’s the 100th edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast.

There’s a little celebration at both ends of this week’s podcast – but the meat of the sandwich is our normal look at the security stories of the last week – including an alarming IoT failure and a dating app disaster for Donald Trump devotees.

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Smashing Security #077: Why Paris Hilton doesn’t use iCloud, lottery hacking, and Facebook dating

The tricky-to-pronounce Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan is jailed for hacking Paris Hilton, we hear the story of the man who hacked the lottery and almost got away with $16.5 million, and Facebook thinks it is the perfect partner to find you a date.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Dave Bittner from The Cyberwire podcast.

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Online daters at Guardian Soulmates targeted with sexually explicit spam after data left exposed

It’s the perfect place for the left-leaning urban intellectual to meet the quinoa quiche-eating, open-toed sandal-wearing partner of their dreams.

But now Guardian Soulmates has suffered a security breach.

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AdultFriendFinder’s hacked database available for download

Anyone can download the details of AdultFriendFinder’s membership database, following hack.

What makes you think blackmailers and suspicious partners haven’t already done it?

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Millions of AdultFriendFinder members exposed after hack

Members of AdultFriendFinder are screwed.

But not necessarily in the way they might like.

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42 million passwords exposed following massive dating website hack

In what must rate as one of the worst password security breaches ever, it has been discovered that the names, addresses, dates of birth and *unencrypted* passwords of over 40 million online daters have been stolen by hackers.

Are you one of those who has been put at risk?

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How to find single women who like men *and* like getting drunk, with Facebook Graph Search

Check what you share on your Facebook account *before* Facebook Graph Search is rolled out to a wider audience – or else prepare to suffer the consequences..

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Users of dating website eHarmony told their passwords have been stolen

Over a million users of an online dating website are told that their password has been compromised by hackers.

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Online romantics targeted by dating site phishing attack

More and more people are looking for love online.

Be careful not to find yourself reeled in by a phisher.

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BeautifulPeople dupes media with Shrek virus publicity stunt

Shrek virus targets ugly people on dating website?

It sounds like an April Fool’s joke, but it’s not April 1st and the world’s media seems to have fallen for it.

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Ecard adult dating spam tempts with risque photos and videos

Have you received an email from someone who claims to have a “huge crush on you”?

Ecard spam campaign is designed to sign you up for adult dating site.

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