Hacker Breaks Snapchat’s New Security Feature in 30 Minutes


Another hacker has publicly bested Snapchat‘s security features.

A blog post published Wednesday shows how developer Steven Hickson was able to bypass Snapchat’s most recent security feature, which attempts to protect the service against bot accounts

The feature was included in Snapchat’s most recent app update, and requires new users to identify pictures that contain the company’s ghost logo out of a collection of images

The extra step was meant to work as a human verification system so that malicious software could not create new accounts automatically. But Hickson claims he was able to write a program to identify the ghost images automatically — in around 30 minutes. …

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Via: Mashable: Apps & Software

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