Snapchat dismisses concerns over exploit that may compromise user phone numbers

Snapchat is largely dismissing claims that its built-in friend-finding feature could be used by hackers to discover users’ phone numbers. A security group detailed the potential exploit in August, explaining that by uploading enough phone numbers through Snapchat’s address-book-lookup tool, a hacker could eventually find the phone number that belonged to a person whose username they knew within the app. From there, the hacker might be able to stalk or harass that person, or simply sell the information for targeting to advertisers and spammers.

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