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I just posted this in the other identical thread, but since a lot of people are confused I am just going to copy paste it here. Let's explain this, because I hate when people pretend everyone re the articles on Reddit. Here is what happened and how it happened:. When you have an app you need to create a way for the app to talk to your servers.
You do things like give the app a way to say "I am looking for a new picture, can you give it to me. I am Mispey and this is my secret code" and the server says "Thanks for the secret code, Mispey This is called an API. The secret code is basically your password. If you study this language you can learn the language and then make scripts that do essentially the same thing and pretend they are the official application. It is not possible to grab the snapchats of others because of the secret code that is required. Nearly everything sensitive requires a secret code, except for one function There is also a way for the app to take the phone s from your address book and ask to return an , if there is one, attached to a certain phone .
This does not require any sort of secret code and the secret code wouldn't help anyway, since everyone can theoretically get their own secret code. This is part of the finding your friends feature on Snapchat. It turns out that this could be run in bulk. If you knew every phone of every snapchat user it would only take about a day to generate a listing of every -phone combination. There is now a rate limit on this, so it cannot be run in bulk so easily but it is still possible to scrape phone s and be easily circumvented as of the time of this writing.
Someone made a script that put in any particular phone , real or not, and tried to see if a user came back. If they got a result they logged it into a database. This is how SnapchatDB was created. The company, Gibson Security, informed Snapchat of this possible vulnerability a long time ago.
Snapchat did not deal with it. They then published the information about how the exploit worked as part of a disclosure document. SnapchatDB acted on this information and published it with the last two digits of any phone deleted. Anyone else could have done the same thing but with the full phone . In fact, you should expect a new version of the DB to come out without deleted phone s.
It might not happen, but someone else has a copy of this DB with full phone s. Why does this suck? Because Snapchat told us that this was challenging to do, but it was actually very simple and took very little time a matter of days to collect all of this data. Because the app worked in a way that made the user feel as if the phone was not findable from a username, therefore giving out your snapchat username was relatively "anonymous".
Many people did act on this anonymity, for example girls on GoneWild might be finding out a lot of people have their personal phone now. Seems like a lot of these companies simply don't care about their users' data and not do a whole lot to protect it till they fuck up like this. So, I didn't care before, but is there anyway to check if my is on the list? And if it is, what should I do?
Although you make it sound like I should be more worried that it is NOT on the list. Uh oh sometimes I snapchat my poops does this mean they have my poops. Your priceless picture poops will be on the bottom of the totem pole of weird pics via snapchat. Believe me. The data set intentionally omits the last 2 digits of the phone . Snapchat leak reveals phone s and usernames of 4.
Posted by 7 years ago. Sort by: best. View discussions in 2 other communities. Here is what happened and how it happened: When you have an app you need to create a way for the app to talk to your servers. Because Snapchat told us that this was challenging to do, but it was actually very simple and took very little time a matter of days to collect all of this data Because the app worked in a way that made the user feel as if the phone was not findable from a username, therefore giving out your snapchat username was relatively "anonymous" Many people did act on this anonymity, for example girls on GoneWild might be finding out a lot of people have their personal phone now.
And facebook has phone lookup, doesn't it. Continue this thread. It's like QuipTxt part 2. I want to hear the story. I really do. Just not tl;dr enough still. No they only have phone and username I believe. So it spilled a phone book? A phone book for cellular devices. The rarest kind. More posts from the technology community. Subreddit dedicated to the news and discussions about the creation and use of technology and its surrounding issues.
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