Twitter alternative Hive shuts down its app to fix critical security issues


The staff of the recently successful Twitter alternative Hive is overwhelmed. Security researchers who found a number of serious vulnerabilities in Hive raised concerns, and the company has now taken the very unusual step of completely shutting down its servers for a couple of days in response.

The flaws they discovered would give attackers access to any data, including deleted direct conversations, shared photos, and private posts and messages. They would also give them the power to alter other users’ Hive posts.

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