Clubhouse ups security protection following hack worries

Audio-chat social network app Clubhouse is experiencing further security woes after it was revealed that an attacker was stealing live audio data from the platform. The revelation raises serious privacy concerns for users of the invitation-only app, which has seen its valuation skyrocket in recent months.

Researchers at the Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO) had recently identified a number of security issues affecting the platform, including the transmission of personally identifiable information such as a user’s unique Clubhouse ID number and chatroom ID in plaintext. In response, Clubhouse insisted that it was introducing safeguards to ensure user data couldn’t be stolen by malicious actors – a promise which may not be worth as much as initially thought.