Tech and business site ZDNet reports that the popular app Snapchat has ignored a security hole since August and that a group called Gibson Security has published code for two exploits that allow for simple hacking into users' information.
Those exploits could result in Snapchat user names, aliases and users' phone numbers being harvested, even if the user's account is private.
According to ZDNet, Google Play lists the Snapchat Android app as having been installed between 10 million and 50 million times. Snapchat is also one of the top five free apps in the iTunes Store.
Snapchat is particularly popular among younger users, according to ZDNet.Read more at www.zdnet.com