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  • Snapchat Responds to Recent Security Breach and Information Leak


    On New Year’s Eve, hackers released the partially redacted phone numbers and user names of 4.6 million Snapchat users. The company finally responded to the security breach with a statement explaining what happened. In its statement, the company confirmed the existence of the exploit that allowed the breach to occur. In this specific case, the exploit took advantage of a security hole in the Find Friends feature, which was added to make it easier for Snapchat users to find their friends using their address book. Although the user names and phone numbers were compromised, Snapchat confirmed that no other information, including Snaps, were accessed in this breach.

    The company also confirmed that it is working on an updated version of the Snapchat application that will allow users to opt out of the Find Friends feature. It is also taking measures to prevent future abuse of the service. To make it easy for security researchers to contact the company, Snapchat has setup an email account ([email protected]), dedicated to security vulnerabilities as well.

    Despite the company’s statements, many users are done using Snapchat given the recent events. What about you? Will you keep using Snapchat or is it time to move on?

    Source: Snapchat (blog)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Snapchat Responds to Recent Security Breach and Information Leak started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. natedog102's Avatar
      natedog102 -
      Yeah, I'm probably still going to use it. I mean, nothing is 100% secure (and we are glad for that, i.e. jailbreaking!), the company seems to be taking the right steps by creating a security email, and lastly, none of my friends use Wickr which would be my immediate alternative.
    1. WHUDS's Avatar
      WHUDS -
      The people who own Snapchat are 100% greedy idiots. When FB offered a Billion to buy it they should of sold each owner would have millions they could of even given the small number of employees a million each and be really rich but here you go it will get attacked and lose popularity. I never got the big deal? I can post pictures to FB and text pics so why do I need this? One teen has gotten her mom arrested over a hot tub snapchat pic.
    1. Roadw3's Avatar
      Roadw3 -
      Then how are you supposed to cheat on your spouse or send nakies of yourself to everyone. Can't have lasting proof that's why you need snapchat.
    1. vartanarsen's Avatar
      vartanarsen -
      Quote Originally Posted by Roadw3 View Post
      Then how are you supposed to cheat on your spouse or send nakies of yourself to everyone. Can't have lasting proof that's why you need snapchat.
      Thous shalt not commit adultery
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      Honestly, while I hate Snapchat with all my being, that's not even really an exploit. It just sounds like they abused a feature that anyone could've.