‘Secret’ app didn’t actually keep you anonymous

secretSecret is supposed to be the anonymous social network.

But until this week, Secret allowed your friends to trace every one of your posts back to you.

Hackers at Rhino Security Labs figured out a way to dupe Secret’s system.

To join Secret’s community, the app imports your contacts. It then labels which posts are from your friends.

To prevent you from tracking a particular person, Secret requires that seven of your contacts post to the network before it labels their posts.

But here’s the hack: Fill your phone’s contact list with fake people and only one real contact — your target. If you control posts coming from these dummy Secret accounts, it’s easy to spot when your real “friend” is posting.  More

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