'DM Reporter Bot' Serves A Reminder About The Current State of Nostr DMs
The contents of private messages on Nostr are encrypted, but when and who you are talking to is currently 100% public information.
The Nostr Report, a Nostr-focused news channel, described the following sequence of events in its April 30, 2023 report.
- "@dergigi discovers a “DM Reporter Bot” that posts leaked metadata from DMs including sender, receiver, time sent, and relay."
- "It appears that specific npub stopped posting shortly after dergigi shared it."
- "It’s a good reminder that although the contents of DMs can only be seen with the corresponding private keys, #nostr DMs are still not a great solution for private messaging."
Although the issue was already known, the event ignited new discussions about possible solutions to the problem.