Snapchat flaw allows hackers to crash your phone remotely

Flaw allows hackers to overload user's inbox

Users of Snapchat, a popular social media app, have reported that the app has allowed hackers to crash their phones remotely, according to security researcher Jaime Sanchez.

Several news agencies - including The Guardian,  TechCrunch and PC World - have picked up the story. The flaw allows hackers to overload a user's Snapchat inbox, causing it to crash. 

Snapchat responded to queries about the hack, saying that it is working on resolving the issue and will reach out to Sanchez, as well, TechCrunch  reports. It adds that Sanchez notified the Los Angeles Times before notifying Snapchat of the flaw.

 

 

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