Security Flaws Found In Women's Health App

Posted at 5:30 PM, Jul 29, 2016

Consumer Reports recently tested the security and privacy features on a popular women’s health and fertility app called Glow. It’s designed to help women track their monthly cycles and get pregnant. The app asks for very personal information, like how you slept, whether you use birth control and even if you’re constipated.

Consumer Reports discovered that people with little to no hacking skills could link their Glow account to another user’s account without the other person knowing it. Also, using common security software, Consumer Reports could see the personal data of any user who posted a message in the app’s forums. In another test, Consumer Reports found it was fairly easy to change a user’s password and take over their account.

In response, Glow has since fixed these security issues and says “There is no evidence to suggest that any Glow data has been compromised.” Glow says it has contacted all users to change their password, update the app and relink with their partner’s account.