Bumble Dating App Has Significant Data Security Weaknesses

Dating App Bumble has been completely exposed and seems to have virtually no data or operational security at all.

On the blog, independent security evaluators they demonstrate a complete line of attack opportunities including how an attacker can bypass paying for access to some of Bumble Boost’s premium features like Beeline and voting numbers and ranking manipulation. They also show how to dump Bumble’s entire user-base with basic user information and pictures even if the attacker is an unverified user with a locked account. The geographic area of residence is included in the data.

You would think that any technology to do with dating would have a certain level of risk preventi0n inherent in, especially an app like Bumble that is targeted to women. Obviously, there is great concern that something may happen when a meeting is arranged, but their could be equally nefarious occurrences if the persons data were compromised. Now, it is a dating app and many people might just say that if you are utilizing it you are taking your chances, but at BLAKFX, we value people’s privacy much more than that. We know that data security and personal privacy is very much possible. The issue is that firms value access to data over personal privacy.

Any app that relies on a users personal data for existence, should utilize Helix22 to protect that persons data at all times.

Personal Data Privacy is Critical

The Helix22 SDK protects all data at rest, in use or in transit.

Our Motto – In Math We Trust

Helix22 delivers security assurance due to our genius engineering team that has invented a new model for data security that required an innovative look at the problem. The approach we took was to protect the data itself. Almost all other data security products try to build a perimeter or being fanatic on user identification. However, when that security product is breached or a password is stolen, your firms data is in the clear.

You see, the Helix22 cryptography is embedded with the data itself through our inventive and patented process of DNA BindingTM. Therefore, even when a breach occurs the data cannot be exfiltrated. This means that all of Bumble’s user information is 100% protected regardless of the type of attack.

A substantive benefit of the Helix22 SDK is that it protects data while at rest and in use. This is uniquely different than other products that only encrypt data while in transit. Kylie Cosmetics would have significant design, product research and Intellectual Property that would need to be protected. Even when substantive data is running on the cloud or new color palettes are being designed on someone’s laptop, all the data is protected. Of course, all communications are completely encrypted with multilayered packets that cannot be hacked. This combination of at rest, in use data protection and in transit communication makes data protection critical to companies that thrive on design and engineering. DNA BindingTM  perfectly protects the data.

We can make this perfection claim as the tech engineers at BLAKFX invented and patented a genuine user2user (U2U) encryption. We manage data security transmission through the truly brilliant and also patented universal Helix22 key service. The Helix22 encryption originates on your network or device, not just when the app is opened. This means, that when data arrives to our key server, it is already encrypted so all it needs to do is issue another key. This key will then only work with the intended device, which generates a matching key required to open the data. In this protocol, we are truly a “zero-knowledge” server so your internal communications and transmissions remain completely top secret. Even in the highly unlikely event that BLAKFX were compromised, we only ever have access to the encrypted content…as that is literally all we have. Therefore, the attack would be useless. Helix22 also only use keys just one-time and then destroys them. This way the data security is future forward prefect. Therefore, in our unique user2user encryption (U2U) world, there is no opportunity ever for a data leak.

This same protocol just described, can be the same with all the 3rd party vendors and suppliers. It does not matter in the least what platform they are running or what device they are using or even the type of data, it is all 100% protected. We do however, strongly advise that all 3rd party firms involved in the e-commerce business be utilizing Helix22 due to the nature of the data content. If they are not, then your firms data can be exfiltrated from them. Helix22 can ensure that whatever data a 3rd party vendor is generating is protected as well. If they are not running Helix22, then there is potential for a breach with information they originate on their system or in the cloud.

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Let’s take it a step further. Even if Bumble were a victim of an internal attack, corporate espionage or a victim of malicious open source downloads, there is no reason for concern. Any data that has been forwarded, downloaded, copied or saved cannot be exfiltrated. Period.  We have the technology industries foremost data packets which are protected with multi-layered, military grade encryption algorithms that have already proven the ability to withstand penetration testing from MI5 and quantum computing attacks.

BLAKFX is Based on Success

Our founders, Robert Statica PhD and Kara Coppa, also founded Wickr, which is used by the US military and has never been hacked since its inception in 2012. The Helix22 data security SDK is several generations enhanced since then. Dr. Statica also delivered the encryption for the world’s most secure phone, Katim.


Founder – Robert Statica PhD            Founder – Kara Coppa                   Founder – Alex Maslov MS, MBA                    



Co-Founders of Wickr                    KatimTM Ultra Secure Smartphone

Finally, the Helix22 encryption is quantum computing ready so no need to redo all your data security methodologies in a couple of years when everything else becomes obsolete.

We like to refer to Helix22 as “22nd Century Data Security.”

The wrold's foremost B2B and B2G data security product.

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