Developers of VR Porn app SinVR Address Major Data Leak

People often like to say how the Internet is for porn. While there’s some truth to that statement, it seems virtual reality may be for porn as well. This new “form of entertainment” also carries a few security risks. SinVR, for example, is a VR app providing adult content to its users. Unfortunately, this app also had a hidden backdoor – no pun intended – which exposed over 20,000 usernames and email addresses. A very troublesome development, and one that shows something needs to change soon.

SinVR Data Leak is a big Problem

Most people on this planet do not want anyone to find whether or not they actually watch porn. For some reason, enjoying adult content has always remained a stigma, even though it is by far the most natural thing to do in 2018. It is no real surprise people want to make this experience even more private than before. With a VR headset, only you can enjoy the content at your disposal, which creates a safe and secure environment.

Or that is what most users of the SinVR app assumed, after all. The app provides immersive cartoon sex games and is used by thousands of people all over the world. Sadly, the app has a security backdoor which exposed email addresses and usernames to hackers. Some companies even had their Paypayla details exposed, which is even more worrisome. Thankfully, this flaw was discovered by a security company and they decided to warn the SinVR parent company about this problem.

Said parent company did not respond to multiple inquiries, which is why the security researchers decided to go public. After this issue became public knowledge, the SiNVR parent company quickly addressed the problems once and for all. However, the company claims they fixed the problem well before it became public knowledge. In the end, it doesn’t matter which story is true, as long as SinVR user details are now safe and secure. No credit card details or passwords were exposed due to this data leak.

For a lot of people, it would be rather embarrassing to have their VR porn habits leaked on the internet. Especially when considering how this particular app is not an app to watch “regular” adult content in VR. Instead, users can play out their fantasies in their own private dungeon. It doesn’t seem this data leak has diminished the popularity of this particular application, though. Owners of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and other popular headsets are still downloading and using the app as we speak. It only takes one good backdoor to open the floodgates, so to speak.

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