(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – In a blog posted late Thursday night, Snapchat support team said they would be releasing an updated version of its app that will allow users to opt out of its “Find Friends” feature.
“We will be releasing an updated version of the Snapchat application that will allow Snapchatters to opt out of appearing in Find Friends after they have verified their phone number. We’re also improving rate limiting and other restrictions to address future attempts to abuse our service.”
The statement occurred after hackers published the usernames and phone numbers of the company’s 4.6 million users on New Year’s Eve.
According to the blog post, “No other information, including Snaps, was leaked or accessed in these attacks.”
This wasn’t the first attempt to warn users and Snapchat support team of its security vulnerability issues.
A group of Australian hackers, Gibson Security, had reportedly notified the company of security issues within the app for several months, which continued to be ignored.