Donald Daters, a dating app for Trump supporters, has leaked its entire database of users on the day of its launch.
“Donald Daters” or “Make America Date Again” is a dating app that is targeted to “American-based singles community connecting lovers, friends, and Trump supporters alike” and has received massive coverage from news outlets such as Fox News and the Daily Mail.
The app has also received good traction from users, scoring more than 1600 users on the day of its launch.
Fox News reported that the “Donald Daters” app allows “users [to] chat for free when a match is mutual, block any potential liberals that troll them and Donald Daters is open to everyone.”
Security researcher Baptiste Robert, who also goes by Elliot Alderson managed to exploit flaws in the app which allowed him to access the entire database of users. Robert said in a tweet: You should not use this app. In 5 minutes, I managed to get: the list of all the people registered, name, photo, personal messages, token to “steal their session.”
This is a small subset of the profile pictures pic.twitter.com/GxIr5Mtf8d
— Elliot Alderson (@fs0c131y) October 15, 2018
Robert shared the database with TechCrunch, and they concluded that “The data was accessible from a public and exposed Firebase data repository, which was hardcoded in the app. Shortly after TechCrunch contacted the app maker, the data was pulled offline.”
“We reached out to Emily Moreno, the app’s founder and a former aide to Sen. Marco Rubio; she did not comment.”