Snapchat Says It’ll Release More Secure Version Of App In Wake Of Hack

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This week many Snapchat users were likely shocked to found out that 4.6 million usernames and the phone numbers connected to them were leaked online by a group of hackers. In response to the hack, Snapchat says now that it will release an updated version of its app that will allow users to opt out of the “Find Friends” feature that was exploited.

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This has more or less been documented for the better part of a month now that they’ve been hacked and are horribly insecure. It took them getting raked over the coals in the press after the third incident for anything to be done about it.