Snapchat user database information : leaked!

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  1. Jean Karlo
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    Jean Karlo Hacker Aspirant!!!

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    If you use Snapchat, then your username along with your phone number is most likely on the web.
    A group of hackers (no, not you who call yourself a hacker for knowing your boy/girlfriend fb password; neither you who uses an exploit to run roms/isos on your console) had found a hole in the security of Snapchat and used it to get YOUR username along with YOUR phone number..
    Altough no pictures were leaked, and the last 2 digits of your phone number are censored, this was an effort from hackers to raise awareness in something:
    No matter what social network/messaging app/ internet provider/ security you use, your information is NOT safe!
    We live in a digital era where we are all vulnerable...
    Happy New Year :P!!



    http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/...k-4-6m-usernames-phone-numbers-online/#!q2EIj
     


  2. Sheimi

    Sheimi A cute Vixen!

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    Who puts their phone number on social media? I don't because privacy.
     
  3. vayanui8

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    you may not have to. since its an app on the phone it may be an exploit capable of getting the number from elsewhere on the device
     
  4. calmwaters

    calmwaters Cat's best friend

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    I'm sorry for those people, but you've got to be careful what you post on the net. Once it's on a shared network, anyone can access it. Unless you're the ultimate hacker that can protect from all methods of privacy invasion.
    Idiots/morons/dipshits, that's who. I'm glad you're not like that.
     
  5. Jean Karlo
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    Jean Karlo Hacker Aspirant!!!

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    Well i didnt used the app until i knew about this, i downloaded it and after you finish setting up your account it asks you to "sync" your number with the app to look for friends who might have the app too... So thats when they get your phone number
     
  6. loco365

    loco365 GBAtemp Guru

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    And that's why I don't use Snapchat.

    Besides, the icon looks like a tissue. And I'm pretty sure Snapchat isn't used for its intended purpose.
     
  7. Sop

    Sop groovy dude lmao

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    instagram is the new snapchat
     
  8. indask8

    indask8 New Member Forever

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    Look at the Flag...
    Snapchat guys are starting to regret refusing that facebook offer. :)
     
  9. 2ndApex

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    Or just using Snapchat in general.
     
  10. gokujr1000

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    http://robbiet.us/snapchat/

    Quick link to a site that can check if you've been affected. Simply just have to type in your SnapChat username. It's handy considering lots of people who only used the app once have been hit by this, luckily I haven't.
     
  11. eosia

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    Hmm? some apps like whatsapp need your number in order to be activated...
     
  12. xxNathanxx

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    I fail to understand how whenever an entire database is leaked, my data is never in there. The sceptic in me would like to believe none of the data is ever real.
     
  13. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    Snapchat, instgram every week they seem to bring out some new app that users can use to share naked pics of themselves :lol:
     
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  14. FAST6191

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    Never heard of the service (not unsurprising)... *looks it up*.
    And people believe that is how computers work?
     
  15. ProtoKun7

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    Oh well. Doesn't affect me in the slightest.
     
  16. Zetta_x

    Zetta_x The Insane Statistician

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    Snapchat is a phone application. As vavanui8 said; people are not posting their mobile device information online. Internally, snapchat uses the mobile number as an identification tool in which it's automatically extracted from the phone.

    I wasn't affected, but I found my ex's girlfriends phone number and the guy she cheated on me with phone number too.

    Me: What is Adam's last two cell phone digits
    Her: YY
    Me: Oh snaps it's true, snapchat got hacked and Adam's phone number is XXX-XXXX-XYY

    My god, it's so easy to manipulate to get information!
     
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  17. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    How Can Leaks Be Real If Our Data Isn't Real

    -Jaden Smith
     
  18. xxNathanxx

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    haha
     
  19. 1stClassZackFair

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    That's because not all the user accounts were taken.(I read that somewhere) I checked my account as well as 5 of my friend's accounts and none of them were leaked.
     
  20. Puppy_Washer

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    Well, thank God you clarified that. For a second there I was confused.
     
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