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The hacker behind Matrix.org hack offers advice to improve security

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The hacker that hacked and defaced Matrix.org decided to disclose the security issues discovered during the attack and offers advice.

This week, the hacker behind the hack of Matrix.org decided to disclose the vulnerabilities discovered during the attack.

Matrix is an open network for secure, decentralized real-time communication that is also used for instant messaging, IoT communications, and VoIP or WebRTC signaling.

On Thursday, Matrix.org warned users of the security breach, a hacker gained unauthorized access to the production databases, including unencrypted message data, access tokens, and also password hashes.

According to Matrix.org, the attacker has exploited a known vulnerability in the Jenkins open source automation server to hijack credentials and gain access to the systems of the organization. Homeservers, source code and packages, identity servers, and Modular.im servers were not impacted.

“An attacker gained access to the servers hosting Matrix.org. The...(continued)

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