Some 1.5 million passwords belonging to e Harmony members were recently stolen and posted to the Web, according to news reports.The company says it is still investigating the incident and has taken steps to protect its members since the passwords were compromised.Online dating can be a great way to meet people outside of your normal social circle.However, it can also compromise your security if you are not careful. Be Safe Make sure that you only use reputable and reliable online dating services that prioritize its member’s safety.The news "should be a little bit of a wakeup call" for people using apps to meet partners, said John Wright, the editor of Houston's Out Smart magazine, which is published for the LGBTQ community."I would certainly hope that cases like this would cause people to think twice." Women almost always are urged to take precautions when meeting men they don't know.According to Stltoday, one of the bill’s sponsors, Rep.
In the world of online dating, a security breach of e Harmony’s system offers one cautionary tale. It's a question worth considering given the recent news that the app Grindr, which is designed to help gay men meet, may have played a role in the deaths of Glenser Soliman and An Vinh Nguyen, two Houston-area men who disappeared earlier this year.Harris County sherrif's investigators say both men may have been lured to a killer's apartment by a fake Grindr profile.“They’re going to look for somebody who’s vulnerable and they’re going to trick you into revealing information about yourself that they can use to their advantage.” Opposing the legislation on grounds that it overreaches the state’s legislative responsibility. Jim Durkin, R-La Grange, said adults should be responsible for their own safety when using online dating services, reports we don’t have any requirements for those individuals.Websites providing disclaimers revealing that they conduct background checks could do more harm than help. Now we have the situation where we think there’s a background check and all the information is validated but in reality it isn’t.