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60 Second Security - 11 Jan 2014.
Team Snapchat, as it calls itself, has finally used the S-word in connection with the 4,600,000 phone numbers plundered from its databases last week.
Chet and Duck look at the security stories that made the headlines over New Year 2013/2014 - from the OpenSSL "hypervisor hack" that wasn't, to the Skype Twitter breach that shouldn't have happened - and explain how we can learn from these mistakes to have a safer and more secure 2014.
On New Year's Day we wrote about a giant phone number leak from controversial photosharing site Snapchat.
The company has officially commented now...just don't expect the word "Sorry."
Can a bug ever be good? What's the prison sentence for DDoS criminality? How well does Snapchat protect your data? What's a Threatsaurus, and why do you want one?
Watch and find out!
Security researchers claim that Snapchat, the controversial selfie-sharing picture site, is far too liberal with the phone numbers of its users.
*If* those users are genuine - the researchers also found they could register bogus users as easily as they could look real ones up...
Snapchat has reportedly thumbed its nose at Facebook's $3 billion, all-cash offer. The WSJ says Facebook's just one of many eager suitors currently wooing the supposedly-disappearing-photo service (a claim that at least one researcher has disproved), and it's not even the most generous.
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.
Snapchat-alike Secret.li promises to control who sees your truly embarrassing Facebook photos and for how long. What could possibly go wrong?
It's that time of the week again - here's your roundup of everything we wrote in the last seven days.
Snapchat claims to let you share even "ugly selfies" because once they're viewed they "disappear forever."
US-based computer forensics geek Richard Hickman thought he'd find out how true that claim was...
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.