So we are smack dab in the middle of a quarantine, and there are only three things you can do to stay sane. 1) snack all day and all night. 2) day drink pretty much every day. 3) Use various apps to keep in touch with your friends & family such as FaceTime, Zoom, Duo, and most of all, Houseparty.
If you’re not in the house, you’re missing out. Houseparty is pretty much the best part of quarantine. If you don’t know what Houseparty is, stop reading now, because I don’t have time for losers like you.
You know the old saying, ‘download an app to stay connected during quarantine, and get all of your accounts hacked.’ Turns out, they might have been right.
There are many reports of people having various accounts hacked after they downloaded Houseparty.
Potentially weak passwords? What are your thoughts? Are you in the house? pic.twitter.com/n05sY1fe8s
— Phandroid (@Phandroid) March 30, 2020
Hate to add to the house party hack stories but I’ve had someone try to hack my insta over 500 times in the last week. Deleted the app and it’s stopped
— Michelle Elman (@ScarredNtScared) March 30, 2020
Is this house party definitely not worth having ? People telling me it hacks your emails
— Tyne-lexy (@tynelexyclarson) March 30, 2020
I don’t know, I don’t buy it. I’m a big believer in coincidences, and I think this might just be one big fat smelly case of a coincidence. This what people get for making their password “Password1” for all of their accounts.
This all being said, if Houseparty really is hacking people’s instagram and Spotify accounts, I don’t care. Houseparty is literally keeping me from going off the deep end at this point. If some side effects of me staying sane are someone hacking my insta and posting pictures of like big dicks or something, or hacking my spotify and adding a bunch of Rebecca Black songs, I say it’s worth it.
Houseparty is now on a mission to prove they aren’t hacking people’s phones:
We are investigating indications that the recent hacking rumors were spread by a paid commercial smear campaign to harm Houseparty. We are offering a $1,000,000 bounty for the first individual to provide proof of such a campaign to firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Houseparty (@houseparty) March 31, 2020
A milly to prove Houseparty isn’t hacking phones, and it’s really just a smear campaign led by the Zoom camp? I’m ALL in on that. I now know how I’m spending my next 30 days of quarantine. I won’t stop until I prove that Houseparty is innocent.
Houseparty, I will follow you into the mists of Avalon. We can ride majestic, translucent steeds, shooting flaming arrows across the bride of Hemdale.
I won’t stop until your name is cleared.