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A recently discovered vulnerability in the Mastodon social media platform could allow attackers to take over user accounts. The vulnerability, which has been assigned a severity rating of 9.4 out of 10, could be exploited by attackers to gain access to private messages, post content as the victim, and even spread malware.

Mastodon is a decentralized social media platform that is similar to Twitter, but it is run by independent servers instead of a single company. This makes it more resistant to censorship, but it also makes it more vulnerable to security attacks.

The good news is that Mastodon developers are aware of the vulnerability and are working on a fix. However, until the fix is released, Mastodon users are urged to take steps to protect their accounts.

Here are some tips for staying safe:

  • Update your Mastodon app to the latest version.
  • Change your Mastodon password to a strong one that you don’t use for any other accounts.
  • Enable two-factor authentication for your Mastodon account.
  • Be careful about clicking on links or opening attachments from people you don’t know.

By following these tips, you can help to protect yourself from this and other security vulnerabilities.

It is important to note that while this vulnerability is serious, it is not the only security threat that Mastodon users face. As with any online platform, it is important to be aware of the risks and take steps to protect yourself.