Oh, well I am not surprised but here we go, the well reported data breach on dating website Ashley Madison has exposed a wealth of information including a huge proportion of fake profiles.
Impact Team who were the group behind the hack, announced that it was releasing the information in part because Ashley Madison had duped consumers over the male to female account ratio on its website. At the time, the hackers claimed that 90-95% of the accounts on Ashley Madison were male with “thousands” of fake female profiles. It turns out the group were correct but underestimated the figures ever so slightly.
After careful scrutiny of the data in order to verify that 5.5 million female accounts were indeed fake, the information reveals that many accounts were created with a single localhost IP of 127.0.0.1. This was along with thousands of accounts which listed AshleyMadison.com email address as their primary contact point including organized accounts which stated email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and so on.
Another piece of information which is certainly revealing conveys the last log in date a user has checked their inbox, this data is logged by the site even if the user only checks it once. It reveals a huge 20,269,675 men checked their messages while only 1492 woman viewed their inbox. Well, just look at those odds, even Ray Winstone cannot market this appealingly for Bet 365.
I do feel these sites offer the majority a false sense of possibility with reality far less forgiving; it conveys the level of information which can be harvested by third parties if not stored correctly. The irony to all this is that Ashley Madison offered a platform where people could cheat on their other half which is deplorable, yet far less possible than previously thought considering the number of fake profiles.
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It has been a while since hackers attacked the online cheating site Ashley Madison where the hackers claimed that they had downloaded pretty much all relevant information about the users from the site. For those who don’t know it, Ashley Madison is an online dating site specifically designed and advertised to married people who want to cheat on their partner. A pure disgrace in my book that a site like that is allowed to stay online, but that is beside the point right now.
The hackers wanted the site to shut down and threatened to release the user data if that didn’t happen. The site didn’t give in to the blackmail as it looks to be a very lucrative operation, even though they’ve exposed for having 90-95% male profiles and most female profiles being faked by the company. I don’t think that women cheat less than men, perhaps they’re smarter about it.
Now the hackers have made good on their promise and released 10GB stolen data that includes not only usernames and emails, but also appears to contain credit card information to pay for the membership as well as many other personal information. While the site doesn’t verify the profiles in any way and it is possible to create fake profiles with any email you wish, it’s still scary how many government email addresses were found in the database.
Avid Life Media, the company behind Ashley Madison, condemned the release of the data with a statement: “This event is not an act of hacktivism, it is an act of criminality. It is an illegal action against the individual members of AshleyMadison.com, as well as any freethinking people who choose to engage in fully lawful online activities. The criminal, or criminals, involved in this act have appointed themselves as the moral judge, juror, and executioner, seeing fit to impose a personal notion of virtue on all of society. We will not sit idly by and allow these thieves to force their personal ideology on citizens around the world.”
All the information has been posted to the “Dark Web” that only can be accessed through the Tor browser. It will be interesting to see what new dirt will show up as experts dig through the data and decrypt the parts that were secured.
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The internet is a sinister place people, only very hardened folk delve into what the internet has to offer and make it out unscathed… well mostly. I won’t name it directly, but who remembers the horrible trolling event when dual female participants organised something down right nasty with a plastic drinking utensil?
Now you have that image in your mind, take a look at this.
That most definitely gives a new meaning to ‘meating people’. Tender is the lazy man’s version of Tinder. Want to ‘meat’ a new companion, share your love of meat, but can’t be bothered staring at a screen while you swipe right? This could be the machine for you. At least you can use this as a first date ice breaker.
From the video, it is unclear whether this machine has a name or even if it has any technology inside (I’m pretty sure there’s someone crouched behind the machine in the first shot). Someone please let me know if there is a name for this, I would like to shake the crazy person’s hand.
Does anyone still use Tinder? Let us know in the comments.
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Looking for someone with similar interest and intellectual ability as your highly developed self? Match.com have paired up with Mensa to create Mensa Match – allowing some of the worlds smartest to match up with one another.
Mensa is deemed by some to be a ‘snobbish’ community of intellectuals, but there is no denying that it’s hard to get your foot in. This elite society only allows in those of the top 98th percentile of IQ based intelligence which means approximately 1 in 50 people are eligible.
“American Mensa isn’t just about encouraging adults to think; connections over ideas and interests have always been a part of our culture, and now Mensa Match helps Mensans connect on a more emotional level. In partnership with Match.com®”
Some people may see this as elite level snobbery, but when some ‘Mensans’ were asked for information on their dating life and opinions on this new advancement, they replied positively.
“I’m looking for people who are intellectually curious. And when all you’re talking about is sports teams and barbeques … when you’re talking about physical traits and not existential philosophy, I’m not going to get the vibe.” Stated Mensa member Anne Sereg on CNN
According to Match.com’s information, 80% of their user base say that finding someone with a similar intelligence level as them is a must or at least very important. To take this to the extreme, Mensa member Peter Baimbridge remarked (on national Television) that those with an IQ of “around 60 are probably a carrot” as seen on Mirror.co.uk.
In addition to Mensa Match, Mensa members can also elect to have a special badge applied to their profile to flaunt their achievement.
Do you have a hard time letting go? Possible attachment issues? Match.com has the answer for you!
Thanks to a new advancement in their technologies, Match.com now gives users the option to search for a new relationship candidate based purely on their facial structure. It has been reported that Match.com are running this service through Los Angeles-based facial recognition experts Three Day Rule – as reported by Mashable.com.
In a more scientific and positive approach, Three Day Rule’s founder Talia Goldsetin stated:
“People have a type and it’s not necessarily about height or race or hair color, but a lot of it is about face shape” Mashable.com
As with all new technology however this comes with a hefty price tag of $5,000 USD, which includes a six month total package. Not only do you get access to the facial recognition technology, but you receive a personal ‘dating guidance councillor’ (matchmaker) who will meet with you to determine your wants and needs, sift through potential applicants and even go on pre-dates to determine the candidates potential.
To help determine the type you’re after, this matchmaker will process photo’s of your ex-partners and use Three Day Rule’s software to help determine some potential matches.
Goldstein also stated:
“I’ve noticed over my years in matchmaking that people have types. I always ask my clients to send me photos of their exes. They say that they don’t have a type, but when I see the photos, to me they look very similar. The ex’s may be different ethnicities, or have different hair color, but their facial structures are the same.” Mashable.com
For those desperately seeking love, what have you got to lose? This service can be found on Match.com