Clubhouse social app suffers a data breach due to Chinese App developer

Clubhouse, an audio based chat app only being used by iPhone users is in news for all wrong reasons. The app that has almost 600,000 registered users, since March 2020 was suspected to have been breached when a Chinese app developer crafted an open source app that was having the potential to access the invites meant only through Apple iOS loaded devices.

Technically , the app works on iOS devices and the Android version of the audio app was due to be released at sometime early next year. However, a Chinese application developer named Grigory Klyushnikov offered an open source app on the Github that listened to audio conversations meant for Clubhouse invites only.

Privacy advocates who have been screeching against Clubhouse for launching the app without giving importance to information security seems to have gained a chance with the latest revelations as from the past two days, several Twitterati are seen expressing their concerns against the Paul Davidson found company for putting their devices at risk of being monitored and becoming a data point to hackers.

However, the iOS based chat app says that it has provided all security features to its users to chat securely and share common interests along with the purpose of learning more about new topics.

Note- Clubhouse app operates on China’s technology and has gained a lot of popularity after the corona virus propelled worldwide lockdown. As soon as Elon Musk indulged in an audio conversation with Good Time Club on the platform of Clubhouse, in Feb’2021 the app gained immense popularity by hitting the mark of 600,000 active users from just 300,649 registered in Jan’2021.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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