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Snapchat apologises for hack and issues update

Snapchat apologises for hack and issues update

Snapchat has apologised after the phone numbers of 4.6 million users of the popular messaging service were leaked online.

After promising a tweaked version of its iOS and Android apps when the hack was uncovered last week, the app-maker has rolled out the update to all users.

In an official blog post, the Snapchat team said: “This morning we released a Snapchat update for Android and iOS that improves Find Friends functionality and allows Snapchatters to opt-out of linking their phone number with their user name.”

From hereon in, new users will need to verify their phone numbers before using the Find Friends feature.

The company also assured customers it is "sorry for any problems this issue may have caused you" and that "we really appreciate your patience and support".

It is now working to "prevent any further abuse of our API".

However, questions still remain as to why this security loophole, which was first discovered in August last year, took so long to patch up. It appears it took the actions of hackers to expose the flaw before Snapchat took action.

The update is being pushed out now, so keep your eyes peeled for any changes.

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