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Yelp, but for MAGA turns red over security disclosure, threatens researcher
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Mar 12, 2019 6:31 PM 1+ week ago

"Yelp, but for MAGA" turns red over security disclosure, threatens researcher

A new application from the "conservative news" site 63red, called 63Red Safe, is advertised as a sort of "Green Book" for the MAGA set. It lets users rate local businesses "from a conservative perspective," according to the app's Google Play listing, "helping insure[sic] you're safe when you shop and eat!" And in this case, "safe" means freedom to wear "Make America Great Again" clothing without having to bear verbal challenge.

The app rates the safety of a business based on user's input on four factors:

But the safe space for 63red founder Scott Wallace was violated quickly when French security researcher Elliot Alderson discovered some fundamental security flaws in Safe's architecture--making it not so safe.

Because the application is build in React Native, a JavaScript- and JSX-based scripting language that basically turns Web apps into "native" Apple iOS and Android applications, the entire architecture of the application is ...

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