SnapChat Hacking Raises Concerns for Parents 1/2/14
CBS 7 News
January 2, 2014
A security breach of the popular picture-messaging app SnapChat raises many concerns for users and parents.
"It's fun, you can send pictures and they can only see them for a few seconds," says user Glenn Mann.
But a recent security breach has many users on edge.
The user names and phone numbers of more than 4.6 million SnapChat users were posted online this week by an anonymous hacker.
So will fear of loose information cause users to rethink their usage?
"No cause I don't send pictures like that."
"I'm not sending anything private, itís just a picture of my face."
"I'm not sending inappropriate pictures."
But many parents strongly disagree.
"To be able to take a picture and send it and then think it's disappeared, no," says one parent, "As they say, nothing disappears on the web."
"Kids are dying every day from bullying. Can you imagine the damage a photo can do?" says Cynthia Ortiz.
Snap chat is being tight lipped about the hacking.
If you think your account may have been compromised, you can visit http://lookup.gibsonsec.org/lookup or http://www.snapcheck.org/.