Monthly Archives: November 2017

Snapchat Hacks

How to hack a Snapchat account

Saying that I like Snapchat is an understatement. I’ve been in love with the app ever since its release in 2014. I was one of the first people in my friend group to start using it. However, recently I’ve been having my doubts about the app because my friend brought to my attention that there is a Snapchat Spy¬†on the internet that allows people to hack into your Snapchat account. Now, I’m not sure whether these so called “Snapchat Hacks” are actually real, but you can never be too careful.

The Snappening, an example of what could happen

You might think that those Snapchat hacks are a bit far fetched. After all, it can’t be easy to hack into a Snapchat account and spy on their snaps, right? That’s what I thought but I did some searching on the internet and I found out that there have been several well documented security breaches in Snapchat in the past. For example, in 2014 there was a huge breach in a third party app which allowed people to save Snaps that people sent to them, which you normally can’t do. It was dubbed “the Snappening”. In this hack millions of people had their Snaps leaked, which is something I absolutely do not want to happen. After all, the main feature of Snapchat is that the images are only visible for a few seconds after which they are deleted. This makes many people feel more safe in sending quite embarrassing pictures of themselves. I personally have sent some pretty strange pictures while on a night out for example because I knew that they would be deleted after the snap was viewed. If you want to know more about what happened in the 2014 Snapchat hack I included a video below that you can watch to gain more knowledge.

 

Will I still use Snapchat?

Of course I will still use Snapchat. The chance of something like what happened in 2014 happening to me is quite slim, but I will definitely be more cautious about what I send through Snapchat, and I think other people should do the same. Learn from the past, and don’t let it happen again!