Sorry, no apology from Snapchat regarding security hole

Photosharing app does issue explainer on how to opt-out of flawed feature

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Snapchat has issued an update on its security-challenged photo-sharing app, alerting users via a blog post ("Find Friends Abuse") that a revised version of the iPhone/Android program is on the way that will enable them to opt out of a friend finding feature that attackers can exploit to fish for phone numbers.

However, the would-be $3B Facebook acquisition wasn't issuing any apologies over the matter, which has exposed 4.6 million users' info. The company did introduce an email address, though, for security watchers to alert it if future Snapchat flaws are found: security@snapchat.com.

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Snapchat, started by Stanford University students in 2011, got a free promo during halftime of the Rose Bowl football game on New Year's Day when the school's marching band formed itself into the shape of the photo-sharing app's ghostly logo.

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