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Another shot has been fired at the security of a popular photo messaging service that has recently been in the crosshairs of security researchers. According to security expert Jaime Sanchez, a flaw in the Snapchat app for iOS could be used to launch a denial-of-service attack and cause the device to crash. The problem, he […]

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Snapchat is having a rough start to 2014. Roughly a week after security researchers disclosed details of exploits against the popular photo messaging service, a group of hackers published the user names and associated phone numbers of 4.6 million Snapchat users. According to a post on, the database contains username and phone number pairs […]

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The hack was done through an API exploit that Snapchat was actually warned about months ago, when Gibson Security said there was a way to use Snapchats friend finder to get a large number of phone numbers and usernames relatively quickly. Snapchat didnt respond to that, so, on Christmas Eve, Gibson Security posted full instructions. Snapchat […]

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