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Snapchat App Update Coming Soon Following 4.6 Million User Account Hack engine msg:4634870 4:55 pm on Jan 3, 2014 (gmt 0) All too late for those with credentials exposed by the hack, of course.
Snapchat said it will release an updated version of its app after hackers downloaded usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million accounts. It said the update will allow users to opt out of appearing in its feature, Find Friends, after they have verified their phone number. Find Friends allows users to upload their address book contacts to find others who are also using the service. The hack came after a security firm warned of vulnerabilities in the app. Snapchat App Update Coming Soon Following 4.6 Million User Account Hack [ bbc.co.uk]
bill msg:4636678 1:04 pm on Jan 11, 2014 (gmt 0)
This happened at a very opportune time...over the holidays. Although the media did report it it's likely the targets had their attention focused elsewhere. If I were a US user of SnapChat I'd probably be killing my account right about now...