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Old 15th January 2021, 12:06 PM   #95
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Originally Posted by cow_cat View Post
Interesting. I wonder how ParlerV2 will separate out the old "verified" admin accounts from the newer "hacktivist" admin accounts? Further, with the Parler data dump, surely it's simple to work out username/passwords of old accounts (even if the data dump of ParlerV1 didn't store passwords in plain text) and thus become vulnerable to further attacks from "verified" accounts?

Even if ParlerV2 manages to comprehensively address any and all further security problems, I suspect that the damage has already been done. Maybe they'll rebrand it Sprechen?
Actually, this is a good point. If they don't start from scratch (requiring all members to sign up anew) and instead, bring over their membership list, it will be difficult to determine which accounts are fake admins. Sure they could write a script to do that, but if they were so dumb as to allow their original platform to be compromised so easily, I don't have a lot of faith in their ability to do that - I mean having "verified citizen" accounts using images of both sides of an ID card/Driver's license with unencrypted real names, and actual addresses and telephone numbers? Seriously?
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