The social network parler, especially in the right and right-wing extremes, which has now been taken from amazon by the network, apparently rejected several serious security. Internet activists archived according to own information in a coordinated action about 70 tb from posts, videos and pictures, including geodata, from the platform. According to the events at the capitol in washington, parler was in the focus of fierce criticism.
According to a hacktvist and security researcher represented on twitter as @donk_enby, it was possible to create bulky verified accounts on parler. Likewise, the paver api could be viewed which existing accounts on administration and moderation rights. If these accounts have been activated the function for backing the password, the password could be changed directly because twilio did not send any verification mails and the old password was not needed.
Positive data tapped
This facilitated reading and saving urls, which provided the content delivery network publicly accessible content, such as posts, videos and pictures. To automate the download of the data, the activists created a docker container, over which the contents were downloaded behind the urls and were archived withdrawing. The hackers are that they have tackled only public data. Observers have already pointed out that many users had published about contact details.