Hackers have posted the details of users with specific filenames
Snapchat is one of the most popular social media apps that provide the privilege to send photos,
videos and instant messages with a stipulated time of maximum 10 seconds to the people using
the app or with the specific friend’s circle. After stipulated time the friend circle or any user of
the app will not be able to see pictures, videos and instant messages, because snaps will vanish
into the original server of the app. But recently the app is in news with a tagline of Snapchat
leaked, because the filenames with send photos, videos and messages are now leaked on the
specific website by the hackers.
This news has raised the eye brows of many of its users, because their personal details like phone
number, email can all be hacked with this. Above that the users are also is dire straits that their
personal photos, messages or videos that are called snap may be tracked by all the people of the
world with a mere click.
The hackers has hacked all the information from the original server of the app, as suggested in
by the official sources, because the hackers have uploaded the apps with specific file names of
individuals with all the personal details and snaps.
When the app started its journey, this vanishing feature of the snaps was their USP. But now
the authority of the apps is putting the blame on the users, who are prone to using the third part
apps like the Snapspy, Snaphack. These apps are one of the main reasons behind the cause of this
huge hacking, which puts all its users in dire straits.
Usage of third party apps
All the applications, softwares and plugins are designed to make the device more customized for
the user. But some of the users of Snap chat without even without knowing download the third
party apps, which provide them in appropriate facilities, and result in hacking.
People all over the world have to be careful about all the specification of the app before
downloading the app; otherwise it may lead a security lapse like it has happened in case of
Snapchat is one of the apps that has withstood the entire recent allegations of security lapse,
but it popularity has not been affected a single bit. Only reason behind this is, the people do not
want to lose out such a useful feature oriented app. And the users also know that, if they are strict
enough they can prevent the misuse and also the security lapse of the app.
To sum up
The main target audiences of the social media apps are youth, and Snap chat is no different. So,
the features tally is also accordingly designed. But recently with the use of the third party apps
by some of the users has lead to stepping stone for the hacking of all the private information of
all the users.
Any people won’t like to have the personal details posted with all the messages or snaps. But
with the use of the third party apps, the hackers have made this a real truth.