Snapchat’s Security Review by Electronic Frontier Foundation
After a few months of its inception, Snapchat surpassed the popularity of other social
networking apps. It soon captured the teenage market by providing then the opportunity to
display their imagination and creativity. The app Snapchat allowed the provision of depicting
one’s creativity by editing the photos before sending them to the recipients. Snapchat came into
the forefront in the world of social networking apps because of its unique feature of the app.
The photos and videos sent through the app are self destructive in nature which gets deleted
within a maximum time limit of ten seconds. Although initially it was believed that the photos
and videos shared through the app get deleted forever, the leak of the photos gave rise to various
The reason of Snapchat leak
Earlier this year, the leak of the photos of Snapchat gave rise to multiple speculations
throughout the world. Critics all over the world claimed that either the servers of Snapchat were
hacked or the so-called self destructible photos can be revived somehow. The rise o speculations
about the leak of the millions of Snapchat pics created quite a buzz. The officials of Snapchat
defended themselves by saying that the hacking was not because of the hack of their servers;
rather they blamed the leak on the users who used third party apps to send and receive the photos
and the videos.
Snapchat and Electronic Frontier Foundation
Electronic Frontier Foundation or EFF security starts a security test with several messaging apps.
They are more concerned with the principles and the features of the individual company. They
try to confirm a strict security for the users. And for that EFF is taking security test of various
messaging app, and for doing this test they are dealing with several questions with the apps. If
they are satisfied with the rules and principles of the apps, the EFF will certify those apps as a
secure app. So, the app companies like Snapchat are trying to pass the review of EFF.
Snapchat’s security system
The security system of the Snapchat app is very week. The hackers are often succeeded in
hacking the server of the app, and for that the snapchat leak is being happened. Many users get
their privacy disclosed in front of the world. The hackers are taking the private information and
private snaps contained explicit pictures of the users’. And they spread those intimate pictures,
snapchat videos, phone numbers and more private documents in various web sites. The users get
shocked when they watch their private snaps in some other sites. Snapchat hackers even
disclosed nude and intimate pictures of some celebrities.
The users are feared about the snapchat leak. There are some third party apps also in various
site, those apps allow its users to take screenshots of the snaps. But this thing is prohibited by
Snapchat. The users who take this app in an ill purpose, they take screenshots of the explicit
objects and spread those objects in the internet for money or for some other purpose. So., the
Snapchat app is no more a safe app for the users.