Houseparty App which allows people to video chat with a group of friends or relatives at a time or one-by-one is in news for all wrong reasons during the 8th day of UK Lockdown.
Some users of the said video-based social networking website are seen complaining on Twitter that hackers are seen infiltrating into their Netflix and Spotify by taking control of their Houseparty App account on a respective note.
A few of them have also shared their experience with evidence on Twitter claiming that the hackers who were accessing their online content on Netflix and Spotify were tracked down to Poland & United States.
One person also encouraged the users to delete their Houseparty app as quickly as possible, as it was leading to the drain out of their Netflix and Spotify accounts. Another person wrote on Twitter that his friend’s email and the bank account was hacked as the hackers gained access to her system by infiltrating her Houseparty app as an unwanted guest.
Technically speaking, Houseparty allows its users to video chat in the group by sharing their contacts on chat rooms- a service that is similar to that of Facebook and Snapchat. However, the service comes with a difference as anyone can join the conversation if they are saved in the Contacts list of anyone people in the group.
So, for all your privacy advocates over there, if in case you happen to use Houseparty, then don’t forget to click on the padlock at the bottom which helps keep uninvited guests at bay.
Note- Houseparty App has released an official statement yesterday saying that the service is 100% secure and hasn’t been compromised to date. Also, the company assured that it doesn’t collect passwords for other sites making it clear that breach of Netflix, Spotify, and bank accounts was nearly impossible.