The youth dating site OurTeenNetwork claims become the “best rated teen dating and social network site,” created “for the security of online teen dating and socializing.”
But despite those hefty claims and promises, until this week, anybody on the web could see the private messages exchanged between users, and even impersonate them.
Whatever you had to do snoop on anybody’s conversations had been register to the site, and guess a user then’s unique identification quantity. As possibility could have it, which wasn’t quite difficult at all.
Any user on the webpage is assigned an original, non ID that is random such as for example 16164, that was the one my test account got. The issue is that each and every private discussion uses those IDs, building a simple, guessable link such as for example . Any registered users could read other people’s messages, and even type new messagesвЂ”effectively pretending to be either one of the users until this week, by guessing the ID numbers.
“Children positively deserve to be better protected online than this.”
What’s worse, this sort of assault could’ve easily been automatic with a program made to imagine ID combinations after which install the discussion. Continue reading Teen Dating Internet Site Left users that are underage Private Messages Subjected To Anyone