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Snapchat vows to fix security issues

Jan 2 2014, 9:02pm CST | by , in News | Technology News

Snapchat vows to fix security issues
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The popular photo messaging application will be updated soon to address security flaws.

After hackers published a database containing 4.6 million phone numbers and user names on New Year's Eve, Snapchat now vows to address the issues via an updated version of the Snapchat application.

The update, the company says, will allow users to opt out of appearing in the "Find Friends" feaure - a feature that was prone to abuse. It did not say when it will release the update.

The folks at Snapchat also talked about improving the rate limiting of the app as well as other undisclosed restrictions that would put an end to future hacking attempts.

"We want to make sure that security experts can get ahold of us when they discover new ways to abuse our service so that we can respond quickly to address those concerns. The best way to let us know about security vulnerabilities is by emailing us: security@snapchat.com," the company said.

Source: Snapchat

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