Saturday, February 8, 2014

Snapchat vulnerability opens up iPhone users to DoS attacks

According to a new report from cyber security researcher Jamie Sanchez, the Snapchatapp contains a vulnerability that makes it possible for hackers to launch a denial-of-service (DoS) attack that can temporarily freezes a user’s iPhone.
Sanchez and a fellow research discovered a flaw in the 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…

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