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Partially Censored Database From Snapchat Intrusion Released 51

hypnosec writes "Just days after Australia-based Gibson Security disclosed two vulnerabilities in Snapchat that could allow hackers to gain access to personal data of its users, hackers managed to get their hands onto basic information of 4.6 million Snapchat users and have leaked it online, partially censored.The database dump is available on SnapchatDB and allows anyone to grab it as a SQL dump or CSV text file. ... 'This information was acquired through the recently patched Snapchat exploit and is being shared with the public to raise awareness on the issue,' reads a statement on SnapchatDB."
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Partially Censored Database From Snapchat Intrusion Released

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  • Torrent (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 01, 2014 @10:48AM (#45836741)

  • Reasons (Score:5, Funny)

    by Spad ( 470073 ) <slashdot.spad@co@uk> on Wednesday January 01, 2014 @10:50AM (#45836745) Homepage

    I heard that the data was acquired through a recently patched Snapchat exploit and is being shared with the public to raise awareness on the issue,

    • by Anonymous Coward

      But did you also know that the data that was acquired through a Snapchat exploit that was recently patched was being shared to raise awareness of the issue?

  • by Anonymous Coward

    This account has been suspended.
    Either the domain has been overused, or the reseller ran out of resources.

  • reminder (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 01, 2014 @11:24AM (#45836927)

    slashdot beta sucks and it is not nice to redirect people to it at random.

    • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday January 01, 2014 @11:52AM (#45837111)

      I've seen nothing but the most negative comments about the Slashdot Beta. While I've probably seen well over 50 comments expressing mild to extreme hatred for the Slashdot Beta, I have not seen a single comment saying anything remotely non-negative, never mind positive, about it.

      How long is this farce going to continue? Why is this Slashdot Beta project still around? All of the existing users here who have been subjected to it apparently hate it. It will obviously not bring in any new users, never mind enough new users to make up for all of the users who it will drive away.

      There's no shame in killing failing software projects. Slashdot Beta is, indisputably, a failing software project. The users all hate it. It is objectively worse than what it's replacing. It brings no positives, but brings truckloads of negatives.

      Cutting one's losses as early as possible when facing a failing software project is a very sensible thing to do. Slashdot should cut its losses now and put an end to this Slashdot Beta nonsense.

      The Slashdot Beta needs to go. It cannot be salvaged. It's unfortunate, but all of the work and effort put toward it so far needs to be thrown out. Everything about it is bad, bad, bad!

      • by Imagix ( 695350 )
        Just to ruin your streak... is _way_ faster on my iPad than ....
        • by Anonymous Coward

          Just to ruin your streak... is _way_ faster on my iPad than ....

          That's not saying much. Drawing the site with a crayon on the glass of an iPad is still faster than waiting for the m.slashdot abomination to load.

          I guess a positive thing to say about is that it's not as bad as Low standards - I can't live without 'em.

        • Maybe beta can be made the new mobile version, and then they can let us have our regular slashdot back.
      • it's because people who like it don't feel the need to post comments to unrelated discussions. i for one, despise the current look and look forward to having the new one as standard. then again, i would not want to impose it on people who hate it just because I like it. theme should be settable in account preferences.

      • by Stalks ( 802193 ) *
        I'd not heard of the beta until now, so I slapped in and navigated to this posting ..... its actually not too bad. It renders faster, has a cleaner minimalistic look.. much like the way the web is going these days for the "flat" feeling. I believe this is like when Facebook has an update, nobody likes a change.
        • I'm actually with you on this. Hadn't tried it before - gave it a shot and I don't hate it. Fairly apathetic on the issue - I can handle either designs but the beta isn't bad.
      • I just tried it, and holy hell it is as you say an abomination. Took me times to even find your comment to respond to.. :|
    • by Anonymous Coward

      yes, but we can't have the poor 'designers' feeling bad about the fact that they are talentless little tyrants, with no design sense...

    • The redirect can be avoided by setting a parameter via the URL: []

      Update your bookmark/link and you're good to go, old school!

    • Colour me stupid guys but where and what is this slashdot beta? I've been posting a heck of a long time and I don't think I see it?

      I've gone in to the options long ago to keep the site looking "normal" - I've got no idea what this place looks like without my cookie but much like IMDB* I'm very happy with the existing look, I didn't like the change to be honest.

      * IMDB - IMDB is a "service" now - as is Gmail - a lot of things on the web should no longer be goddamn fiddled with. I still login and have the ol

  • The dump contains less than 5M of users (partial ID and nickname only)
    I have registered on Snapchat 3 days ago, and my nickname is missing in this dump :(
  • by Anonymous Coward

    Many area codes are missing from it, including (for example), 408...

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