Dating apps – “dating apps” – have been gaining in popularity for years and the number of users has increased with the pandemic. the security tips that can prevent cybercrime.
In 2020, Check Point Research, Check Point Software’s Threat Intelligence area, contributed to the exposure and resolution of several critical vulnerabilities of the OkCupid website and mobile application, one of the leading “dating apps” in the market, with more than 110 millions of users in 100 countries of the world. If successfully exploited, a cybercriminal could access sensitive and private information, as well as send messages without the user noticing.
According to Apptopia, the top20 of applications of this type gained 1.5 million active daily users in 2021. Statista, on the other hand, claims that the number of users around the world is around the 200. 1 million, it is expected that, in 20800, it will reach them 234.9 million. In Portugal, dating apps are also a trend, with emphasis on Tinder which, per month, registers the 200 million swipes.