Snapchat adds new countermeasures in response to recent exploits

A few exploits were recently released for Snapchat, one of which allowed hackers to match phone numbers to Snapchat usernames. The company has tried to downplay the exploits and has added new countermeasures against them. However, several users are still unsatisfied. 

Following security researchers publishing a way to match Snapchat usernames to phone numbers, Snapchat has published a skimpy statement making the hack sound impractical and noting “We recently added additional counter-measures and continue to make improvements to combat spam and abuse.”

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By Connor Livingston

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