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The final two digits of phone s have been censored "to minimize spam and abuse," but SnapchatDB says people should "feel free" to contact it for the uncensored database, as it may release it under certain circumstances. Usernames are presented unedited, and SnapchatDB notes that "people tend to use the same username around the web.
SnapchatDB says the information represents the "vast majority" of Snapchat users' information, but an estimate of Snapchat's user base based on a Pew Research Center study suggests that claim may be false. Early explorers of the data have also reported the database is incomplete.
Reddit users report that the area codes represented show that all affected users are based in North America, with only 76 of the area codes in the United States appearing in the leaked database, alongside another two Canadian area codes. The leak comes less than a week after Snapchat addressed concerns raised by research group Gibson Security.
The group claims it first discovered a security hole in the photo-sharing app's "find friends with phone s" function in August that Ars Technica says could've been fixed with a "handful of lines of code. In a blog post response on December 27th, Snapchat conceded that in theory, were someone to a huge set of phone s — "like every in an area code, or every possible in the US" — they would be able to match usernames to telephone s.
But the company went on to downplay the threat, saying that it had "implemented various safeguards to make it more difficult" to do just that over the last year. Subscribe to get the best Verge-approved tech deals of the week.
Comics Music. Filed under: Apps Mobile Tech. Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard . Snapchat downplayed the threat to user information last week The leak comes less than a week after Snapchat addressed concerns raised by research group Gibson Security. Next Up In Tech.
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