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New Vulnerability Found on Snapchat App

New vulnerability found on the Snapchat app by  cyber security researcher Jamie Sanchez, that opens the iPhone up to denial-of-service attacks that can cause the device to freeze and crash.


Snapchat app’s system that allows a hacker to send thousands of messages to a Snapchat user in seconds, which can cause crashes. And often times, these crashes can only be fixed with a reset.

Sanchez demonstrated the flaw for The Los Angeles Times, sending a reporter 1,000 messages within five seconds in a denial-of-service attack, which caused the reporter's iPhone to freeze until it restarted.

 
Sanchez notified the Los Angeles Times of the vulnerability before notifying Snapchat, claiming that Snapchat “has no respect for the cyber security research community.”

The security researcher declined to contact Snapchat with his findings as he believes the startup "has no respect for the cyber security research community" after ignoring previous app vulnerability reports.

Snapchat has faced multiple problems as its private messaging app has grown in popularity, including vulnerabilities that allowed users to bypass screenshot notifications and a recent security breach that compromised the user names and phone numbers of more than 4.6 million customers, which Snapchat was warned about ahead of time by a security group. 

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