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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:49 AM

'Yelp for Conservatives' Pulled From App Store Over Security Flaws

An app promoted as “Yelp for conservatives”—to help people find Trump-friendly businesses—been pulled from app stores following allegations that security flaws in it exposed users’ personal information. 63red Safe allowed conservatives to review businesses and restaurants, with its Google Play description previously claiming that it helped conservatives “insure [sic] you’re safe when you shop and eat.” App founder and lifelong Republican Scott Wallace previously told The Daily Beast it was for Trump-supporters to find friendly places to eat and compared it to a political “fire inspector.” However, a French security researcher started a Twitter thread Monday detailing the ways in which the app exposed private user data. The app team reportedly called the FBI when the researcher exposed its security flaws. San Francisco Gate reports the 63red Safe app has since been taken down from the Apple and Google Play stores, with a promise that it is “Coming (back) soon!”

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DonViejo Thursday OP
trotsky Thursday #1
blogslut Thursday #2
TheBlackAdder Thursday #7
lark Thursday #3
JHB Thursday #4
area51 Thursday #5
JHB Thursday #6

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:53 AM

1. "Safe when you shop and eat"... from WHAT?

Good grief, and they call US snowflakes.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:14 AM

2. I read that twitter thread the other night

The app creator built an unsecure product and now he's trying to paint himself as a victim of ev4l hax0rs. LOL

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Response to blogslut (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:48 PM

7. Open-Source Software--You get what you pay for. Almost all not reviewed, and many done by hackers.

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There's a fallacy that open-source software is more secure because it is reviewed by others.

In reality, no one really reviews it besides academia, nation states and hackers. They do not have to disassemble the code because the source is given to them to exploit. On top of that, many of the open-source groups are infiltrated with hackers and nation state developers to inject rogue code or malware.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:29 AM

3. Gee, deliberately ignorant trumpers build a site for themselves that exposes their information.

Who could have seen that coming? What morans they all are, trying to do tech stuff without the knowledge or science needed. Stupidity has a color and it's baby sick orange.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 11:37 AM

4. Shocked, SHOCKED, etc.

Can't post the obligatory Claude Rains clip at the moment.

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Response to JHB (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:23 PM

5. Here you go.

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Response to area51 (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:30 PM

6. Thank ye'kindly

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