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Attackers could match phone numbers to Snapchat accounts, researchers say

Lucian Constantin | Jan. 2, 2014
A legitimate feature for finding friends on Snapchat lacks rate limiting and can be abused, a security research group claims.

A second issue identified by the Gibson Security researchers stems from Snapchat's lax registration requirements, which could allow attackers to register new accounts in bulk through the API. A separate script that can automate this process has been released as well.

Snapchat did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

 

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