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Snapchat might block users from having third-party apps

Snapchat might move to block its users from installing and using third-party apps
By: Michael Hatamoto | Apps News | Posted: Nov 17, 2014 5:30 am

After private Snapchat photos were leaked online - caused by the use of third-party apps that the chat service doesn't condone using - users that install these apps could be locked out of their accounts. The service is now contacting users suspected of having third-party apps installed, informing they should change their passwords and stop using the apps.

 

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"This is just another step in our ongoing efforts to improve the security and reliability of our services," a Snapchat representative told The Huffington Post, not confirming if the move is to prevent a potential future security breach.

 

The service started sending the following message to those believed to be using third-party apps: "We've noticed that you're using a third-party application to access Snapchat, putting yourself (and possibly your friends) at risk. Please change your password and stop using third-party applications when you access Snapchat."

NEWS SOURCES:Huffingtonpost.com, I.huffpost.com

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