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Hackers Can Use Snapchat to Disable, Crash Phone

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February 8, 2014
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A security researcher has discovered a flaw within Snapchat's app that could allow an attacker to disable or crash a phone. Video provided by Newsy


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Microsoft Warns of Security Flaw Affecting 26% of Internet Users

Microsoft Warns of Security Flaw Affecting 26% of Internet Users

TheStreet (Apr. 28, 2014) — Microsoft has warned of a flaw in all versions of Internet Explorer which could leave a significant number of internet users vulnerable to attack. FireEye, the security company which identified the flaw, said hackers are focusing on versions 9 through 11, which means around 26% of global browser use. Hackers are targeting browser users by luring them to click on malicious websites or downloads. Once in, hackers could remotely install viruses or even harvest private information. Video provided by TheStreet
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Snapchat Exploits Could Match Users' Names and Phone Numbers

Snapchat Exploits Could Match Users' Names and Phone Numbers

Newsy (Dec. 27, 2013) — 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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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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