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The trove of private snaps were first posted online at a fake website called viralpop. They went on to share the files on 4Chan, according to The Daily Beast. The massive pilfering of private snaps, which comes on the heels of the celebrity photo hack, has shifted attention to third party apps that allow Snapchat recipients to surreptitiously save the otherwise ephemeral photos.
While Snapchat has worked to strengthen user trust, they've also had to contend with a slew of third party apps and web clients that undermine the original intention of the service. Contact information for the site's administrators was not immediately available.
Days after the breach first came to light, a search of Google Play and Apple's app store reveals a of third party applications that promise to save Snapchat images and videos to the recipient's camera roll without the sender ever knowing. Many of the services are easy to use and work the same way.
Users simply log on to the service using their Snapchat credentials and then are free to save videos and photos they receive via Snapchat. While the use of these sites may violate Snapchat's terms of service, Robert Siciliano, a McAfee online security expert, said Snapchat users should not have a reasonable expectation that their snaps will remain private. Snapchat says it is focused on user privacy, however a disclaimer posted on their website adds that "we cannot and do not represent or warrant that the services will always be secure or error-free or that the services will always function without delays, disruptions or imperfections.
In other words: As long as Snapchat and these third party apps are in the crosshairs of hackers, there's no guarantee that your images will make like the Snapchat ghost and leave. LOG IN. We'll notify you here with news about. Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest? Comments 0. Top Stories. Former Trump inaugural committee head arrested Jul 21, AM. Could Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launch mark a new age for commercial spaceflight? Jul 21, AM. ABC News Live.Stolen snapchat pics
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