One good thing to come from the leak of usernames and phone numbers of some 4.6 million Snapchat users is that the company is now forced to patch the exploited vulnerabilities.
As a reminder, the group behind the breach and the leak have (mis)used the Snapchat API to look up a seemingly unlimited number of phone numbers and usernames, and have been able to do so because of Snapchat's Find Friends function and the practically non-existent rate-limiting.
"We were able to query for the information as fast as our connection allowed us to," the group explained to NYT reporters, and that was after Snapchat claimed to have "implemented various safeguards to make [bulk phone number recovery and matching with usernames] more difficult to do" and that the attack described by Gibson Security was "theoretical."
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