The tremendous hacking, saving of images and other unavoidable circumstances are said to come to an end. Snapchat has finally implemented security measures to secure its app. The updated new version is soon to be released, after the immense hacking of around 4.6 million accounts. The usernames and phone numbers of Snapchat users were leaked and hacked recently, causing a great shock among everyone.
Snapchat has added a new feature which allows users to avoid appearing in “Find Friends” after verifying the phone number. Snapchat blames Gibson security for the violation of the service, as Gibson had commented on the vulnerability of the service in August, 2013. Snapchat is taking all the measures to develop restrictions and address further abuse of the service.
In case you are worried or concerned about your privacy and would like to delete your Snapchat account, follow the instructions given below. A few minutes time spared from your day could help you reach the irreversible goal or eliminating Snapchat.
- Visit the site snapchat.com/a/delete_account to delete your account.
- Log into your account and you’ll be asked to enter your password again.
- You will find a green button on the screen that reads “Delete My Account”.
- Click on it to delete your Snapchat account permanently.
Snapchat revealed information about the update in their official blog post. The Gibson Security was thoroughly blamed for publishing details on the vulnerability of the app. Is it Gibson security’s fault for warning about the risk of the app? The app makers are now concerned about their users’ privacy and are determined to avoid abuse. However Snapchat is not yet ready to make major changes in the app. The tiny steps Snapchat is taking towards the security of the app may not pay off too well.
Without an apology or strong security changes in the app, it is yet to witness how the company would get back the lost users. Let us hope that Snapchat takes the right measures to prevent further mishaps and lets its users live at peace. This message reminds us once again about smartphones and internet security. It is never safe to save or share personal information on the web. Be careful and think twice before taking any step.