Posted 06/10/2015 at 8:26 AM
Posted 2 years ago
Users of the popular social chat application Snapchat will be happy to hear that the company behind it has taken more steps to reinforce its security.
The app recently released an update that makes it easier to enable a two step process of authentication.
When enabled in the settings menu, the login verification will require you to use a 6-digit code if you’re accessing Snapchat from an unfamiliar device.
Snapchat will then send that code to your phone number linked to the account via text message.
A user will also be able to install a recovery code of their creation to use in case the phone is either lost or damaged.
The updates will be available on both iOS and Android devices, but one feature that allows you to switch between rear and front cameras while in the app is only available for iOS devices.
Snapchat’s moves are welcomed as more and more apps are falling prey to back-door hacking, and should greatly lessen its potential to be included in that dubious group.