Clubhouse confirms security breach after getting siphoned off of its audio chats

Clubhouse, the iOS application accessible by invitation where the self-esteem of the start-up nation reigns, would do well to call on experts to secure the conversations it hosts.
While she was boasting a few days ago of having implemented solutions to prevent hackers or spies from stealing user data, a hacker decided to put the application in front of a fait accompli by proving it opposite.

This unidentified user managed over the weekend to siphon audio broadcasts from several rooms from Clubhouse, to stream them directly to its own website.
To carry out his operation, he simply used the same JavaScript toolbox that was used to compile the Clubhouse application.

The information was confirmed by a spokesperson for the application who also indicated that Clubhouse had banned this user permanently and that new safeguards had been put in place to prevent such a situation from happening again. .

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Since the release of the application and its meteoric success, experts have looked into the security of the application. And the finding is clear. Last week, the Stanford Internet Observatory, which was already worried about the potential security breaches of the application, indicated that the identifiers of users and Rooms passed through the web in their raw form, without any encryption being provided.
It also indicated that users had to use the application on the assumption that all conversations held there were recorded.

The observatory also revealed that the server part of Clubhouse was managed by Agora Inc., a Chinese start-up based in Shanghai, which declares that it only temporarily stores raw audio data on its servers without having to know the duration. For Alex Stamos, director of WIS, “Clubhouse is not in a position to make promises regarding the confidentiality of conversations taking place anywhere in the world”.

Source : Bloomberg

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