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Snapchat Exploits Could Match Users' Names and Phone Numbers

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December 27, 2013
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Two Snapchat exploits and the app's API were published Tuesday. The exploits allow hackers to match names to phone numbers and create fake accounts.


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Starbucks to Roll Out App Update in Effort to Fix Security Flaw

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TheStreet (Jan. 17, 2014) — After security researcher Daniel Wood disclosed earlier in the week that the Starbucks app stores user names, email addresses, passwords and even geolocation information in unencrypted, clear text, Starbucks executives confirmed that app users' information could be visible to anyone with access to the phone if it was connected to a computer. So, if a user's phone was stolen, that information could be accessed by the thief. The company said it will soon roll out an update for its app to make it more secure, though it said the app for Google's Android operating system does not contain the vulnerability.
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Apples Rolls Out New Software Updates for Developers at WWDC14

Apples Rolls Out New Software Updates for Developers at WWDC14

TheStreet (June 2, 2014) — Apple introduced new operating system updates at the World Wide Developer's Conference in San Francisco, Yosemite and iOS8. OS X.X for laptops and desktop computers is now called "Yosemite". Updates to the platform allow devices to communicate more effectively with other Apple devices. This will help compete with Google Drive and Google Docs and will push users to stay within the Apple eco system. Apple's newest "employee" Dr. Dre made a cameo appearance by phone to help demonstrate how computers will be able to locate iPhone's within the home. This function will allow users to make and receive phone calls through their computers. iOS 8 for iPhones and iPads helps that process as well. But, there are also updates for sharing pictures and controlling home appliances, Home Kit, and making mobile devices more hands free in vehicles. Users will also be able to aggregate health information from all the apps they use in Health Kit. Sergio Quintana reports from San Francisco. Video provided by TheStreet
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4.6M Snapchat Accounts Exposed in Hack

4.6M Snapchat Accounts Exposed in Hack

Newsy (Jan. 1, 2014) — A group of hackers used a recently published exploit to gather and leak 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers.
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Is Facebook Creating A Snapchat Copycat Again?

Is Facebook Creating A Snapchat Copycat Again?

Newsy (May 18, 2014) — Six months after Snapchat rejected Facebook's buy-out offer and just weeks after Facebook nixed Poke, a new Snapchat copycat might be in the works. Video provided by Newsy
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