Snapchat releases an update to fix security hole in Find Friends, sort of Apologizes

Snapchat releases an update to fix security hole in Find Friends, sort of Apologizes

On New Year’s Eve, hackers released the partially redacted phone numbers and user names of 4.6 million Snapchat users.

They had taken advantage of a security hole in the Find Friends feature, which was added to make it easier for Snapchat users to find other Snapchatters using their address book.

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Snapchat responds to leak that exposed details on 4.6 million users

Snapchat responds to leak that exposed details on 4.6 million users

On New Year’s Eve, hackers released the partially redacted phone numbers and user names of 4.6 million Snapchat users. Snapchat responded today to the security breach with a statement explaining what happened.

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Hackers allegedly access Snapchat’s database, leak information on 4.6 million users

Hackers allegedly access Snapchat’s database, leak information on 4.6 million users

Less than a week ago, a hacker group published the previously undocumented API from messaging service Snapchat and two security exploits that expose personal information about customers who use the service. Five days later, those exploits may have allowed the people or person at SnapchatDB to compile 4.6 million Snapchat records and post them to the internet.

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Messaging service Snapchat rejects $3 billion buyout offer from Facebook

Messaging service Snapchat rejects $3 billion buyout offer from Facebook

Online messaging startup Snapchat recently turned down a big cash offer from Facebook and decided that it wanted to go it alone in the competitive world of text and photo messaging.

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Here’s How You Can Save Videos Sent Through Snapchat and Facebook Poke

Here’s How You Can Save Videos Sent Through Snapchat and Facebook Poke

Snapchat and its clone Facebook Poke are apps that let users send temporary messages in the form of photos and videos, which get deleted seconds after they get viewed. The idea of spontaneous, temporary, visual messages appealed to a lot of smartphone owners, who collectively put the apps on the top charts of the App Store.

However, the promise of messages being deleted right after they’re viewed might not be entirely accurate, after a bug in both the apps was discovered that could let the message receiver save sent videos permanently.

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