Hive Shuts Down Servers Following Discovery of Security Concerns
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The newly popular Twitter alternative Hive has shut down its servers for a couple of days in response to concerns raised by security researchers at German collective Zerforschung, who discovered several critical vulnerabilities in the platform.
The issues they found would allow attackers access to all data, including private posts and messages, shared media, and even deleted direct messages, as well as the ability to edit other people’s Hive posts.
Zerforschung initially said it went public with its concerns after Hive claimed to have fixed the issues. The collective now says that the initial statement was due to a miscommunication between Hive's CEO and us. (Sarah Perez / TechCrunch)
Related: Daily Dot, The Register - Security, Android Authority, CNET, Ars Technica, Gizmodo Australia, Zerfurschung, Business Insider
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