A computer programmer has revealed how he was able to hack into Tinder accounts using just a phone number. Anand Prakash exposed a vulnerability in software which allows users of the dating app to conveniently log in to their accounts without entering a password. The 24-year-old said hackers could gain access to a Tinder account “within seconds” if they knew the mobile phone number the victim used to log in to the app via Facebook’s Account Kit. “If the hacker knew the victim’s phone number used to sign in they could have… Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. He said the hacker would have “full control over the victim’s account”, gaining access to their private chats, personal information and allow them to interact with other users.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related20-30% of children sexually abused in Guyana – UNICEFJuly 30, 2019In “Crime”Sexual Offences Court launched in BerbiceMay 8, 2019In “latest news”Children’s Court to be established after passage of new Juvenile Offences Bill – Acting ChancellorFebruary 21, 2018In “latest news” Even though the year is only three months in, there have been roughly 400 reports of child abuse.This was revealed on Tuesday when the University of Guyana teamed with the Judiciary and UNICEF Guyana to launch a Forensic Psychology and Sexual Offences special training series.Country Representative of UNICEF Guyana, Sylvie Fouet said the statistics are alarming and noted that a link between law and science will go a long way in changing the way Guyana deals with child abuse cases particularly as it relates to sexual violence.The Forensic Psychology and Sexual Offences Special Training Series, which was launched on Tuesday, is an 8-module course being offered by UG.Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. Emanuel Cummings, emphasised the importance that DNA plays in sexual offences cases as they look to improve the local criminal justice system.“Evidence can make or break the outcome of a sexual offence case,” he explained.Meanwhile, acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards, recognised the impact insensitive treatment has on the victims especially within the criminal justice system.“Victims not only require support services but they also need to be treated with fairness and respect for their dignity and privacy,” she stated.A United Nations study states that Guyana has the second highest rate of sexual violence in Latin America and the Caribbean.