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TechCrunch: Snapchat Hack Not A Hoax; 4.6M Usernames & Numbers Published
/ January 2, 2014 3:41 pm

snapchatTechCrunch reports that has saved and made available for download phone numbers and usernames for almost 4.6 million Snapchat accounts. says that it is making the data available online to convince the popular messaging app to beef up its security. Snapchat offered the following response, “Theoretically, if someone were able to upload a huge set of phone numbers, like every number in an area code, or every possible number in the U.S., they could create a database of the results and match usernames to phone numbers that way. Over the past year, we’ve implemented various safeguards to make it more difficult to do.” Read More

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