Most of the dating applications will share your location, but only to know other users that how far away you are at this time, means that your location information is still somewhat protected. But, a team of cyber security scholars has exposed a simple hack that makes it possible to define another user’s exact position on a number of popular gay dating applications including Grindr, Romeo and Recon. So I will discuss in the article to change Grindr location on iPhone and use fake GPS Grindr.
According to BBC, the researchers determined that someone could easily use the apps to track a user’s precise location using a process called trilateration. These apps typically show how far away a user is from other matches, often down to small, walkable distances like feet or meters.
Using trilateration, a user who knows a match is 200 meters away could draw a 200 meter radius around themselves on a map and know their target was somewhere at the end of that circle. If the user then moves in one direction and the distance from their match increases, then moves again and sees the distance decrease, the user can determine their match’s exact location by drawing all those circle on the map at once and finding their target at the intersection.
While this may sound like more work than your average user would be willing to put in, the researchers at Pen Test Partners demonstrated that it’s actually possible to employ this technique without leaving the house using a tool that fakes location.
This hack could leave users on these apps vulnerable to stalking and other safety concerns, especially in countries where homosexuality remains illegal and/or highly stigmatized.
In the light of these anxieties, one of the applications Recon said that it had made some modifications to enhanced obscure users’ location. “Historically we have set up that our members raise the value of having correct information when looking for members near,”
Recon app expressed to BBC. “In hindsight, we realize that the risk to our members’ privacy associated with accurate distance calculations is too high and have therefore implemented the snap-to-grid method to protect the privacy of our members’ location information.”
Let’s talk about fake location for grindr
Use your fake location for grindr using the functionality of Dr. Fone – Virtual Location (iOS)
Steps to take for change location on your iPhone using Grindr
- Install Dr. Fone Virtual Location (iOS) on PC.
- Connect iPhone with PC
- Click on virtual location
- Get started
- Activate teleport mode and Go.
- Click Move Here
After completing the setup then open grindr application to see the location, make sure that the location is what you have set? If yes then you have done your job to grindr turn off location services.
I hope you understand better about how to hack grinder location, and have a better knowledge about how to fake your location on iPhone using grindr application.