Clubhouse Security Woes Mount Following New Data Breaches
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Rapidly growing audio-based social media start-up Clubhouse has apparently suffered a data breach after a programmer in mainland China designed a now-banned open-source app that allowed Android smartphone users to access the invite-only, iPhone-only service.
In addition to this app, which appeared on Github, an unidentified user was also able to stream audio feeds over the weekend from “multiple rooms” into the person’s own third-party website but was then “permanently banned.” One of the alleged hacks involves bricking an iPhone, reverse-engineering the Clubhouse application, and then using a bot’s “malicious code” to access the various streams and share them, John Furrier, founder, and chief executive officer of SiliconANGLE Media said.
Finally, Clubhouse uses Shanghai-based backend infrastructure provider Agora to manage data traffic…
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