Snapchat Users Spammed with Smoothie Pictures

Posted by: Maxine Brimmer (3 years, 8 months ago)

The latest in a long line of security issues with photo-sharing app Snapchat is a little juicier than the rest- literally. This week, Snapchat users found themselves spammed with photos of a “Berry Delicious” smoothie.

While the outbreak of spam is certainly annoying to users of the app, it seems like the tasty picture is completely harmless, which must be a relief after the recent spate of Snapchat security blunders. If you receive a strange image from, it’s not recommended that you click on the attached link, but it seems the worst this website will do is try to sell you some questionable dietary supplements.

The story was first exposed by Wired writer Joe Brown, who reported that several of his friends had received the strangely fruity picture from him. According to Snapchat, there is no evidence of brute-force hacking on any affected accounts, though the social media app’s security team did recommend using unique passwords to protect accounts.

This is only the latest in a string of security faux-pas by Snapchat, which has already experienced a major information leak and crack security measures within the last few months.

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