Spam is the latest problem for Snapchat users

Spam is the latest problem for Snapchat users
As if having their username and a partially redacted phone number leaked on a website wasn't enough, Snapchat users had to put up with something different this past weekend. On its blog page on Monday, Snapchat apologized for a surge in "Snap Spam" that went out to its users over the past two days. Unwanted pictures and messages bombarded Snapchat users, albeit only for 10 seconds at a time.

The interesting thing about the post is that Snapchat claims that the increase in spam was unrelated to the recent leak of 4.6 million user names and phone numbers that was posted on a web site late last year. The company said that it is beefing up the site to make it more secure. A firm called Gibson Security had earlier called out Snapchat for not adding 10 lines of code that could have closed the exploits that led to the leak of names and numbers.



source: Snapchat, @evanspiegel via TechCrunch

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4 Comments

1. starandmountain

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

not experienced by myself

2. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

My coworker was complaining about that on Saturday. I personally haven't had it happen, but he showed us some of the adds coming into his phone.

3. ZeroCide

Posts: 813; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Where there is people and new communications the spammers will be there!

4. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Agree... spammers like to target what's everyone using/popular. .. I deleted that stupid chaton crap on my note 3. . Nothing but spam bots. .. glad I'm rooted

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