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Clubhouse chatroom breached: Letting third-party developer design app for Android users backfires

The wildly popular social media app Clubhouse suffered a data breach, as a third-party developer designed an open-source app that allowed Android smartphone customers to break into the iPhone-only service.

Clubhouse has confirmed that a user was able to stream audio from the app on their website. The audio-only social networking app, launched in March 2020, allows people to gather online in public or private audio chatrooms.

The unidentified user managed to stream live Clubhouse audio feed from multiple rooms simultaneously on their third-party website. What’s concerning is that the unidentified user manager to do this even though they were not an invited member of those chatrooms. Following the incident, a spokeswoman said, “This individual’s account has been permanently banned from the service and we have added additional safeguards to prevent people from doing this in the future.”

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