In this post I show some of my findings during the reverse engineering of the apps Coffee Meets Bagel and The League. I have identified several critical vulnerabilities during the research, all of which have been reported to the affected vendors. Introduction In these unprecedented times, more and more people are escaping into the digital world to cope with social distancing. During these times cyber-security is more important than ever. From my limited experience, very few startups are mindful of security best practices.
Introduction These days, browsers are pretty secure, and some are even privacy conscious (Firefox, Brave) that block third party trackers by default. But today’s browsers are ultimately designed for HTTP, not IPFS. And they have a different threat model in mind. All the sites on IPFS are served from the same origin as the gateway, which has some interesting implications for privacy and security. How IPFS gateway works IPFS gateway is a web server that connects to some IPFS node daemon.