I did manage to start conversations with a few interesting people, and I was alarmed by how willingly people divulge their personal information, in many cases when I didn’t even ask!!
Thousands of new Dating & Social Networking applications have appeared on the web trying to follow the success of well-known industry’s pioneers that became billionaire dollars giants.
The perpetrators agreed not to do anything with data under one condition: That Ashley Madison and its sister site Established Men – which links younger women with older men who have money – were to be shut down completely.
Ashley Madison did not comply with the terms, and as a result, the hackers dumped 9.7 gigabytes of data belonging to the 32 million or so users.
But what happens when an attractive man or woman friends them on Facebook, asking for career advice and wondering what they’re working on?
Jordan Harbinger, a dating coach based in Los Angeles, wanted to give a talk at the hacker convention Def Con.
He then found a Linked In group for people with top secret security clearances that now has more than 9,500 members.
I have blogged on the topic of online dating in the past, and how it’s not much different than phishing and other forms of online fraud.
So, as any fan of data would do: she started making a spreadsheet.
While it was meant to mock my personal experiences of dating in the 21 century, identity theft is no laughing matter.
In the last year, I had my debit card replaced three times due to potential compromise and had to change my password on numerous accounts after several major breaches were reported that put millions of email addresses and passwords at risk.
Hear the story of how she went on to hack her online dating life — with frustrating, funny and life-changing results.
It's been said that hackers will exploit any possible entry point for gain, and this includes the heart.