Snapchat plans to make app more secure

January 4, 2014 

Snapchat says it plans to put out a more secure version of its application following a breach that allowed hackers to collect the user names and phone numbers of some 4.6 million of its users.

The disappearing-message service popular with young people said in a blog post late Thursday that the updated version of its app would allow users to opt out of its “Find Friends” feature, which was apparently at the heart of the breach, and would stem future attempts to abuse its service.

The breach occurred after security experts warned the company at least twice about a vulnerability in its system.

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