The app aimed to “Make America Date Again” failed on its first day, accidentally leaking all user information.
According to TechCrunch, the information of over 1,600 users on Donald Daters was leaked in its entirety Monday, exposing profile pictures and private messages.
The information has since been pulled offline, but the major security breach on launch day broke a promise of app’s security. The Donald Daters website assured users their information would be kept private:
The weakness in the app’s security was discovered by French security researcher Elliot Alderson, who claimed he cracked into the users’ data in five minutes.
You should not use this app. In 5 minutes, I managed to get:
– the list of all the people registered
– personal messages
– token to steal their session
Thread ⬇️ https://t.co/72KdNJTrmk
— Elliot Alderson (@fs0c131y) October 15, 2018
Before the security breach, Donald Daters CEO Emily Moreno told IJR Red the mission behind creating the dating app. “For many young Trump supporters, liberal intolerance has made meeting and dating nearly impossible,” she said.
“Support for the President has become a dealbreaker instead of an icebreaker. That’s why we created a new platform for Trump supporters to meet people without being afraid of talking politics.”
Moreno is former campaign aide to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). The website for Donald Daters pitches the app as “an American-based singles community connecting lovers, friends, and Trump supporters alike. Many on the Left chose party over love stopping any date if the other user is a supporter of our president.”
Security researcher Alderson tweeted Tuesday that the “vulnerability has been fixed.”