What happened to adult friend finder
The Adult Friend Finder and other sister companies are a huge target for hackers.
Clearly, it has the burden of handling an abundant amount of sensitive information and it would only make sense for them to have an excellent security measure to keep intruders out.
If confirmed, the breach would be largest known breach of personal data this year.
It is the second time in as many years that Adult Friend Finder has been hacked, following 3.5 million user records being exposed in May 2015.
This means that the page is not protected against directory traversal characters, such as dot-dot-slash, which can lead to code being injected into a path that leads to a file. The main purpose of the security breach seemed to be to harvest private information that was weakly secured. was hacked exposing 4 million accounts which contained sensitive information including sexual preferences and whether a user was looking for an external affair. One of the biggest reasons SHA-1 is vulnerable is because of an exploit called “collision”.
One security analyst had previously warned the company of a local file inclusion flaw, and following that warning the hackers were able to run malicious software. A collision occurs when two different message inputs, or passwords, generate the same hash.
As our understanding of the cyber world evolves, love becomes harder and harder to find.
More than ever, people are turning to online dating as their sole source of companionship, feeding their personal information to the websites.
One of the biggest data breaches of 2016 was the Adult Friend Finder incident.
That security analyst, known as Revolver, denied any participation in the hack. Hackers can use this collision exploit to their advantage.