Snapchat workers snooped on users with internal tool

Snapchat’s 186 million users may be in for a rude awakening today after revelation that multiple employees of the social media giant were able to abuse their power and snoop on members.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Snapchat’s source code leaked out, and was published on GitHub

Snap, the parent company of SnapChat, has revealed that an update earlier this year to the social media app accidentally exposed some of its source code.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Enable Ghost Mode in Snapchat NOW if you want to keep your location private

Some will find Snapchat’s latest feature a bit stalkerish and creepy. Here is how to turn it off and preserve your privacy.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

How to tell if your Snapchat has been hacked, and how to get it back

With over 150 million active users, Snapchat is a hugely popular online messaging service.

David Bisson reports on how to know if your Snapchat account has been attacked by hackers, and the steps you need to take to regain control.

Lawsuit filed against Snapchat for showing adult content to minors

A teenage boy has filed a lawsuit against the real-time picture chatting service Snapchat after he was greeted with a seedy photo collage of Disney characters.

David Bisson reports.

VIDEO: Snapchat data breach shows that sometimes it’s good to say no to your CEO

One of Snapchat’s employees was targeted by online criminals who managed to convince them that they were the company’s CEO.

The result? A number of Snapchat’s workers have had their identities compromised.

Learn more in my latest video.

Snapchat users: If you care about your privacy at all, read this

Snapchat introduces Login Verifications as an additional (optional) layer of protection.

As if teens taking naked photos of their private parts care about privacy…

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Now Twitter and Snapchat get stung by the iPhone text crash

Apple provides a Siri-based workaround for the “iPhone text of doom”, but meanwhile Twitter and Snapchat users are also found to be at risk.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Hot for Security blog.

Fugitive posts on Snapchat that he’s hiding in the cupboard, while police search his house

Is this the dumbest fugitive ever? 24-year-old Christopher Wallace made it remarkably easy for police to find him.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

You can’t trust Snapchat to keep your selfies secure, discovers alleged murderer

As if you needed more proof that you’re a fool if you think sending a picture via Snapchat means that it won’t come back to haunt you..

200,000 naked Snapchat images leaked, after third-party hack

The servers of a third-party service that helps Snapchat users secretly save the images they have been sent has been hacked – with potentially embarrassing consequences.

Read more on the Hot for Security blog.

Puffchat, the less secure Snapchat competitor, threatens researcher who found privacy holes

You would think, considering how many security problems have beset the teen sexting app Snapchat, that it would be hard to produce a competing app which was more careless with users’ data.

But don’t tell anyone about Puffchat’s problems – they don’t like you saying such things.

Snapchat releases an app update, and finally says ‘We’re sorry’

SnapChat, the smartphone app loved by sexting teens sharing intimate snaps of their private parts, has finally apologised for its security screw-up.

No apology, but Snapchat responds to leak of 4.6 million users’ phone numbers

Snapchat says it will release an updated version of its app which will better protect users’ phone numbers, but falls short of apologising to users already affected.

Hackers claim to reveal millions of Snapchat usernames and phone numbers

A website called SnapchatDB has made available what they claim is a database of 4.6 million Snapchat users, revealing usernames and phone numbers.

Facebook users warned of leaked Snapchat photos phishing threat

Facebook pages claiming to link to leaked photos distributed via the Snapchat smartphone app can be attempting to steal your passwords.

Be on your guard, and warn your friends to be more careful about what they “Like”.