Last October, there was a report about 200,000 Snapchat photos being leaked, presumably through the site 4chan, a message board, which was also linked to the celebrity nudes leak a while back. How were these pictures leaked? Well, there are third-party apps that allow users to capture snaps they receive without notifying the sender that they were captured.

The users of these third-party apps are the culprits; since Snapchat deletes every photo once it is viewed, it would be impossible for someone to hack Snapchat and leak the photos. The scary thing about this is that most Snapchat users are between 13-17, so if the photos are pornographic in nature, then whoever possesses the photos could end up doing some serious jail time.

What can be done to prevent another leak in the future? There are three solutions:

Don’t send racy snaps to those you believe would use a third­party app

Snapchat should have these apps removed from the App Store & Google Play permanently

Snapchat should boosts its security and detects when 3rd-party apps are used to screenshot pics

Snapchat should have 3rd-party apps that use their API removed from the App Store & Google Play permanently

Let’s not kid ourselves… We all know you won’t stop sending sexy pics to each other, so using Snapchat just as a G-rated correspondence app isn’t gonna happen. I mean, Snapchat was literally meant to be an app for sending racy stuff without leaving a paper trail. All you can do in this case is hope people you send snaps to don’t use another app to secretly screenshot your pics and make them available for others to see.

The guys at Snapchat could possibly (idk for sure, I’m not a lawyer) have the apps removed from the App Store and Google Play, saying that these apps violate Snapchat users’ privacy and potentially compromise accounts, but I’m not sure if that argument would take hold. They could argue that since most users are underage, then those apps would potentially allow users to distribute child pornography, which is a huge offense and could warrant those apps being taken down.

Snapchat could maybe even develop a way to notify users when a 3rd-party app is used to screenshot a snap, but who knows how long it would take to do that. (And it would take almost constant updates because the people behind those 3rd-party apps would work around the clock to bypass any new safety features.) The only good thing that has come out of this is that we know Snapchat’s servers are safe; they were not directly attacked.

Will this ever happen again? Honestly, at this point I do see it happening at some time in the future. Even if every third­party app currently available is removed, surely new ones will pop up. But what can you really do about it? Make sure your friends and others you send

snaps to don’t use any of those apps. It’s that simple. Don’t trust one of them? Well, they’re not gonna get sexy little snaps anymore. So, what have we learned?

The hack wasn’t Snapchat’s fault

Third-party app users are sneaky bastards

Sexy or just downright slutty snapchats can be risky business

So now, before you send your fwb or whoever a booty pic, make sure they don’t have another app with which they can capture your snaps and potentially do some damage to your reputation. Trust me, you don’t want to be included in the next Snapchat photos leak; it is surely on it’s way.  But, if you are looking for a snapchat sex app then head over to the #1 snapsex app on the market today.

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