Major Security Issue At NiteFlirt

Phone sex platform NiteFlirt (NF) continues to be plagued by problems ever since the switch in 2009, but this latest problem is horrific.

For at least a decade, NF was reliable for its safe double-blind connections. Double-blind calls work one of two ways:

1) A caller dials into the service using 1-800-TO-FLIRT and select his PSO, whereupon the NF system would act as an intermediary, shielding his telephone number, and attempt to reach the PSO, shielding her telephone number. If/when the PSO answered her telephone and accepted the call by pressing “1” on her telephone keypad, the call would then be connected, with neither party knowing the other’s telephone number or other information.

2) A caller would select his PSO from the online listings and click the “Call Now” button, whereupon the NF system would dial the telephone number selected in the caller’s account. If/when the caller answered his telephone and accepted the call by pressing “1” on his telephone keypad, NF would (again acting as an intermediary shielding both telephone numbers) attempt to reach the PSO, who would also need to accept the call by pressing “1”.

In both cases, the phone sex operator needs to press “1” in order for the caller to be connected to her telephone line. The caller would not be connected (or billed) unless the PSO answered the call from NF and accepted the call by pressing “1” on her telephone; no answer, no pressing of “1”, and the caller would not be connected to the PSOs telephone line. Even if the PSO’s telephone had voicemail which picked-up the call from NF, the call would not, could not, be connected as “1” was not pressed in acceptance.

However, there is now some sort of a “glitch” which is actually connecting calls without receipt of the “1” prompt which is the acceptance of the call — and this so-called glitch is now connecting calls and sending callers straight to PSO voicemail, resulting in callers hearing the outgoing messages from PSOs (which includes names &/or phone numbers!) and being able to leave messages!

This is a huge security breech.

It is compounded by the fact that NF has, since the transition a few years ago, had other odd glitches which have randomly changed PSO availability settings to “Yes, Taking Calls” meaning that many PSOs are being called when they are not working and, for those using cell or mobile phones especially, this literally means turning their phones off — which, in fact, activates voicemail services. Yikes!

If you must continue to use NF for your phone sex business or adult entertainment services, you will likely want to cease use of voicemail features on the phone you are using for NF connections. As most of us use cellphones now, it is important to note that you cannot turn off the voicemail feature on your own; you will need to contact your mobile phone service provider and have them disable your voice mail service for you. The same is true for those with cable phones, etc.

Yup, this is going to be a huge pain in the ass.

If this is happening to PSOs, is there the possibility of something similar happening with caller accounts as well? I have no access to that sort of technical information to really know. I do know that callers are connected first, so it would seem unlikely that the situation could happen in reverse, in which a PSO could reach a caller’s voicemail. But I’ve heard callers are getting recordings of attempted connections from NF on their voicemails too — which doesn’t thrill those who use company, family, or other shared telephone lines. Plus, who knows where this “glitch” is? Err on the side of caution.

While NF has officially remained silent on this issue, some folks have suggested going back to using landlines with actual answering machines. We should not have to do this; one of NF’s promises is the safety of privacy. But this is not a drill, people, so do what you have to do to stay safe!

13 thoughts on “Major Security Issue At NiteFlirt

  1. Ms. Betty

    You bet it’s a pain!

    The whole reason I have voicemail is so that other callers can leave messages while I’m on an NF call.

    What really bugs me about this is that this glitch resulted from a change that was supposed to “fix” a different glitch.

    Now we just have YET ANOTHER problem instead of a solution.

    I don’t know why they couldn’t have just fixed the original problem instead of creating yet another broken feature!

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  2. tina

    This really surprised me when it happened to me. I do my NF line from my cell phone, and like a lot of people my voicemail was the robot lady saying my phone number and asking to leave a message. Luckily, it was a regular of mine, and a really nice guy, who never used my actual phone number to contact me.

    I ended up just going to my voicemail settings and changing tit to let me say my name instead of my phone number. I didn’t say a name, so now all they hear instead of a phone number or a name is dead air. This way, I still get my voicemails from friends and family, but callers can’t get my real name or phone number. I guess they could leave me a message if they wanted to, but I really don’t care about that.

    I’m glad I changed my voicemail settings so that it doesn’t reveal any personal information, because this happens surprisingly often.

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  3. some NF chick

    Niteflirt hasn’t remained silent on the issue. They have asked for any information to be given to them about the problem so they can change it and I do believe they have.

    Women should be smart enough to not put their private information on a phone used for business.

    This article is showing up as number 2 on google which can’t at all be good for business. It’s not a huge security flaw and it’s probably turning people away from the site. Do you really want that to happen?

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    1. Phone Sex Secrets Post author

      I understand your concerns and in general I try to support the phone sex industry, NF included. It is not my intention to turn anyone away from NF, flirt or caller. However, the point of this site is to assist PSOs. That includes alerting them to potential safety issues.

      Most of us were shocked to learn that there was an issue with NF’s double-blind call system. We thought we were safe, but we weren’t. Many phones, from landline to mobile, automatically include the telephone number in the outgoing voicemail. That means that even those who had purchased phones specifically for their phone sex business, some of whom never bothered to create outgoing messages on a “burner work phone”, suddenly found they had voicemail messages and a hole in their safety systems. And what of the new girls, those that come here to become smart about the business? Don’t they deserve to know? Lack of such information is ignorance; so I made folks aware of the issue, allowing them to be able to address it.

      You say, “Women should be smart enough to not put their private information on a phone used for business” — now, at least those who read here, should be.

      You say, “Women should be smart enough to not put their private information on a phone used for business” — but what about NF’s responsibility to live up to its privacy claims?

      I think safety, for PSOs and callers, is what’s best for the phone sex industry. I honestly believe NF feels that way too. But it is up to them to fix their glitch(s) and restore any faith issues they may have.

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      1. some NF chick

        My friend alerted me to the google search and our placement of the link is the same. I am aware that google does mess with personal results, but this one has hit at least 2 people so I’m sure there are more.

        I know you’re trying to help flirts, but how many people have run from the site because of this? Usually all it takes is a title to start a crazy rumor or keep someone from visiting a site.

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  4. AFlirt

    This issue lasted for a period of a few days before they fixed it well over a year ago. You are actually doing a disservice to NF and the credibility of this site in responding TODAY as if that weren’t the case. Major security issue is also hyperbole. Here’s the reality: For a few people (problem was NOT widespread) who didn’t pick up their phones even after making themselves available AND who happened to have their number in their voicemail message AND for whom the message had a “1” in it, had their voicemail pick up SOMETIMES and thus were open to people leaving them messages (which was also unlikely because most guys would simply hang up when they realized they were paying to talk to a machine).

    Annoying glitch? Absolutely. Major security issue? Not even close. This article would have been more helpful if it was entitled “Flirts: Don’t forget to answer the phone when you say you’re available”. Major security issue solved…

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    1. Phone Sex Secrets Post author

      Check the date on this post — it was written over a year ago. And I find having the potential for name and phone numbers released at a site that claims it is private a major security issue.

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  5. AFlirt

    Check the date of your reply to “some NF chick”. Your response gives the impression this is an ongoing issue.
    And how could this have actually revealed the name and number of a person? The system wouldn’t connect until a “1” was heard (it was due to their implementation of the “press or say one” feature and again, it only happened sometimes). So, to reveal name and phone numbers, you have to add to my list of hurdles above a message that STARTS with your phone number AND that phone number would have to start with a “1” –oh wait there aren’t any North American numbers that start with a “one”– AND you have to leave your full name AFTER your number (do you know anyone who does this?).
    Now, it is possible that partial info could have been left, like so: [not heard by caller] “You have reached 555-51[system picks up]”2-1212. Debbie Johnson is not able to take your call right now. Leave a message after the tone”.
    Having a real name revealed in such a way would be bad. It probably never happened, given all of the above, but it would have been bad. I don’t argue you were wrong to point it out. However, I do believe your post was way more alarmist than it needed to be and has possibly caused more harm to Flirts than help.

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    1. Phone Sex Secrets Post author

      Hello again AFlirt,

      I am not comfortable discussing the technical details of the glitch, how many people may have been affected, or how many were actually “outed” as I am neither privy to those specifics, nor comfortable saying how many folks are required to be hurt, or how badly they are hurt, before one sounds an alarm. Like most alarms, I made my noise in order to get people out of harms’ way.

      As for your confusion regarding what is and is not an active issue… In my responses to “some NF chick”, I was addressing her stated issues regarding the high rank of this post and how it could negatively impact NF business, both of which were expressed as being an issue of the present — and could be considered ongoing issues. So if my verb tense or something upsets you, I did address those issues as “in the now.”

      In any case, this particular “glitch incident” at NF may be all over now, but this post still exposes potential issues for PSOs and serves to educate them — including having them consider what information they leave on the outgoing voicemail messages of phones used for phone sex work.

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  6. some NF chick

    Honestly, this should be titled “Never use your personal email address or your real name on voice mails where customers can potentially hear them.” because telling people there is still a “security issue” when a customer searches Niteflirt and this comes up as number 2 on google drives people away. Also, you alerting customers to the fact that they can potentially hear a flirt’s real name on her voice mail.

    I appreciate that you are trying to help flirts, but driving customers away doesn’t help anyone.

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    1. Phone Sex Secrets Post author

      I’ve already addressed your issues, some NF chick.

      Also, in your attempts to shoot the messenger, your continued comments and other promotions of this post via link posting/sharing likely only increases the rank of this post.

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