if you forward your OkCupid and HowAboutWe emails to friends, they can click on the link and are automagically logged into either service as you. I was contacted by The Verge this morning, then I reached out to OKC, which decided not to comment. Good news is that HAW let’s you opt-out of the functionality. Wonder if OKC is going to add opt-out as well. Funny thing is this has been the case for years and it’s just now become A Thing.
I wonder if spammers/scammers knew about this all along and used it to their advantage?
Frankly this is common sense stuff, don’t forward your email to friends. Specially if there are custom/tracking links.
By which I mean – http://www.okcupid.com/l/.dhkihjkdjiw.78899tYZvbGRlcj0x.ddh7665usnjia6JR9Dgyuijknmjwki8uhwnnf==