Snapchat rolls out update after breach, apologizes

Snapchat rolls out update after breach, apologizes

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The logo of mobile app "Snapchat" is displayed on a tablet on January 2, 2014 in Paris. Hackers broke into Snapchat, the hugely popular mobile app, accessing the phone numbers and usernames of 4.6 million users and publishing them online, tech news website TechCrunch has announced. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 9:30 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Snapchat is now out with an update to its app -- which lets photos disappear shortly after being posted.

The update comes after a security breach last week that exposed the phone numbers of millions of users.

After the breach was revealed, Snapchat had promised a more secure version.

The security flaw let hackers collect the usernames and phone numbers of 4.6 million users of the site, which is popular with teens.

Also, for the first time since the breach, which occurred New Year's Day, Snapchat is apologizing for the security hole.
 

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