Quite recently there have been reports of hacking of user accounts of Snapchat and this resulted
in the leaking of photo contents. This thing exposes the vulnerability of the system and
simultaneously urge the developer community to update their software in such a way so that
these types of incidents do not get repeated in the future. It is no doubt a warning sign and
demands strict action on the part of the company to ensure that the data of the users are protected
from the attack of hackers.
Share life with the app
The app is of photo-sharing and users can store photos, videos in it. It is provided with a self-
destruct feature that allows the receivers to receive them for a certain length of time and after
that these photos are deleted from the app’s servers.
However, the company believes that it is because of user’s callousness that resulted in the leak
of Snapchat pictures thereby compromising the security aspect of the company. Their version is
that the Snapchatters were victimized by the third party apps that they used to send or receive
Policy of the company. The company officials also claimed that their servers were never
breached, but the compromise of the security is solely because of the user activity. But the
security researchers felt that it was the duty on the part of the company to take responsibility for
A section of the experts is of the opinion that the app is safe and therefore is secure. However,
some feel that it is totally unjust to put the blame entirely on the user community. It has not been
long since the app came into existence. Though the creators of the app are trying their best to
improvise upon the existing software, yet there is enough that needs to be done in this regard.
In this respect it needs to be mentioned that after the hacking debacle, the authorities revised the
The app, despite its humble beginning is incredibly popular among users. One can understand the
popularity of the app by going through the user reviews. Apart from showering praise for the
app, the users also provide invaluable information to improvise the app by incorporating
Designers and developers go through the information and ensure that they are encompassed in
the app and this adequately aid in enhancing the functionality of the app. In contemporary times
there are many companies that engage in website and app making. And as a consequence, there
is a tough competition on the part of these companies to excel in their activities and be at the
zenith of success. In such a tremendous competitive environment, it becomes immensely difficult
for new companies like the Snapchat to survive the test of time.