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New snapchat vulnerability can lead to iPhone Dos attack

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#1 #Michael


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 21:46



A vulnerability in the Snapchat app opens the iPhone up to denial-of-service attacks that can cause the device to freeze and crash, according to cyber security researcher Jamie Sanchez [Google Translation] (via The Los Angeles Times). 

A weakness in the app’s system can allow a hacker to send thousands of messages to a Snapchat user in seconds, which can cause a crash that requires a hard reset to fix. Tokens generated by the app used to verify user identity can be reused by hackers to send a flood of messages.

Full article: http://www.macrumors...-vulnerability/



Yet another reason not to use that POS app.