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Attack dismissed as "theoretical" by Snapchat used to plunder 4.6 million phone numbers

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Controversial photosharing site Snapchat is back in the news again, opening the New Year as the victim of a data breach.

Hackers have turned an attack dubbed "theoretical" by Snapchat into a reality, stealing 4.6 million phone numbers along the way.

Snapchat admits sharing images with US law enforcement

Snapchat admits sharing images with US law enforcement

On Monday, Snapchat admitted in a blog post that it will, and already has, handed photos over to US law enforcement agencies, with the possibility of images being seen before Snapchat recipients.

Is this Snapchat clone really an end to your embarrassing Facebook photos?

Snapchat and Secret li

Snapchat-alike Secret.li promises to control who sees your truly embarrassing Facebook photos and for how long. What could possibly go wrong?

Snapchat sexting spam - how to stop messages from Honey Crush 9 and her friends

Snapchat sexting spam - did you get a message from Honey Crush 9?

Many Snapchat users complain that they were sent photos from scantily-clad women with names such as "Honey.Crush9" inviting them to join them in a Skype conversation.

Here's what happened, and how to stop it from happening again.

17-year-old arrested for hacking into phones, stealing and distributing explicit images of children

17-year-old arrested for hacking into phones, stealing and distributing explicit images of children

A US teenager is charged with distributing child pornography after allegedly hacking minors' cellphones through an SMS ad that installed malware, giving him access to the phones' content.

Just how well do Android privacy apps hide your sexy photos and secret texts?

Android privacy apps

Do you have photographs on your smartphone that you don't want others to see? If an app publisher tells you that they will keep your secrets safe would you trust them?

Gary Hawkins takes a closer look at Android apps that promise to keep your photos private, and finds some lacking.

Does Snapchat offer safe sexting from smartphones, or a false sense of security?

Does Snapchat offer safe sexting from smartphones, or a false sense of security?

Millions of teenagers have adopted a smartphone app which has been touted as a way of safely "sexting" and sharing photos.

But is it really a safe way to share intimate photographs of yourself?