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Snapchat to offer security fix in the wake of leaked user data

03
Jan
2014

Snapchat said today it would alter its app to make it harder for malicious users to collect and leak millions of usernames connected to phone numbers. The move comes after a group calling itself SnapchatDB rang in the New Year by leaking 4.6 million partially redacted phone numbers, in a stunt they said was designed to raise awareness about security flaws in Snapchats app. The leak was made possible by the apps Find Friends feature, which lets users find any friend who has shared a phone number with the service. We will be releasing an updated version of the Snapchat application that will allow Snapchatters to opt out of appearing in Find Friends after they have verified their phone number, Snapchat said in its blog post.

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