While the risks are still valid and not fixed, the personal data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users has been posted online on a popular hacker forum, according to a Saturday report from Cyber News.
The upstart platform seems to have experienced the same fate, with an SQL database containing 1.3 million Clubhouse user records leaked for free on a popular hacker forum.
Users can listen in to conversations, interviews and discussions between interesting people on various topics – it is just like tuning in to a podcast, but live and with an added layer of exclusivity.”.
So that’s what’s actually happening here: Logging of when Clubhouse requests information from Instagram; Not Instagram literally recording audio when Clubhouse accesses it.
The company told SIO that it was going to roll out changes “to add additional encryption and blocks to prevent Clubhouse clients from ever transmitting pings to Chinese servers” and said it would hire an external security firm to review and validate the updates.
For example, say you have an ex or even a harasser you’ve tried to block from your life, but they still have your number in their phone; if they upload their contacts, Clubhouse will know you’re connected to them and make recommendations on that basis.