#42 – The Hack, Non-Hack, at Clubhouse


EFFECTED USERS: Anyone who uses Social Media

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SUMMARY: A social media app

Have you heard of the “Clubhouse app?”  It is a cool idea that lets users share voice clips instead of text in a chat-room forum

Have you heard that Clubhouse was hacked? It wasn’t.  but it was compromised.

Here with me to discuss today is Robert Potter.

Robert is the Co-Founder and CEO of Internet 2.0, and a Cybersecurity Executive. He is also a Cyber Security Fellow at the Centre for Rule-Making Strategies in Tokyo. He has held senior advisor roles in Cyber Security within the Australian Shadow Cabinet and Government. Robert has traveled North Korea and written extensively on their cyber security capabilities.

What happened at Clubhouse?

It grew too fast, and a hacker launched an Android app before the company did.

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David W. Schropfer

David W. Schropfer is the CEO of SAFE (Smartphone Authentication For Everyone), a cybersecurity company in New York (www.theSafe.io).  Every day, he and his team of professionals keep the people who use The SAFE Button protected from some of the most common traps, hacks and attacks that target computer systems of all sizes. David is the author of the bestselling cybersecurity book, Digital Habits: 5 Simple Tips to Help Keep You and Your Information Safe Online. His previous books, including The Smartphone Wallet and industry whitepapers, predicted some of the biggest trends in the payments, mobile, and security industries.  Since graduating Boston College, David earned an Executive MBA from the University of Miami.

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