Security loop holes are utilized by the hackers of Snapchat
Social media crimes are increasing day by day, but the developers of the app might not have the
same motive as the social media miss users have. Like all other social media Snapchat too is
seeing the increasing numbers of inappropriate usage of the app. This is not where the matter
ends; the hackers have also joined this party with the development of the third party apps, which
are responsible for the security lapse.
Snap chat is an application which sends images, videos and instant messages to people who are
within their friend circle. This videos, pictures and instant messages that are sent are named as
snaps, which vanish after a stipulated time and drops into the original server of the application,
as said by the owners of the company.
Lapse of Security
Security is one of the prime important factors for the popularity of the app. And if that app is a
social media app, it is sure the security will have to be taken care of from the first day. In case
of Snapchat, this lack of security has grasped all the news. The authority of the app claims that
with the increasing usage of third party apps like the Snapspy, Snapbox and etc. by the hackers
were probing into the original server of the app, which has resulted in such a huge lapse of
Usage of the app
An application is never made keeping in mind the ways of loop holes, indeed they are made
specifically keeping in mind the utility context of the people. But some of the people are getting
prone to certain loop hole of, and uses that very minor loop to carry out a big crisis like. In the
case of Snap chat the same chains of events have been followed by the hackers.
The US Regulatory authority has fined the app for misguiding the users of the app, which has
been settled by the authority of Snapchat. And according to the instruction of the US Regulatory
authority the security is remodeled, to sway away from any further security lapse in near future.
To sum up
This unique application of Snapchat came to market with a USP of vanishing the snaps that are
being send by the people within a few seconds like bubbles of soda that drops into the original
server of the app. And after judging the users tally it, can be said that this application is breeding
place for most of youths of world.
Youth love everything to be fast, and they also want to enjoy new things every second which is
the reason why Snapchat app is so hugely popular among today’s youth. Seeing this popularity
the hackers started to find some loop holes, and they indeed found some with the usage of third
The third party apps are one of the weapons that the hackers have used to create a lapse of
security arrangements made by the app. Not only that, the app has also posted this in various
websites with username, password, phone and snaps.