Dean Richards Staff Writer
Have you ever thought about sending people a photo of your penis or your breasts? No…? Oh… well… anyway, as was recently discovered by a Youtuber called Nick Keck, if you do have such urges, then perhaps Snapchat is not the place to go. The application is supposed to delete all pictures and videos right after they have been seen, and whenever a screenshot is taken a message is sent to the person who sent the picture. However, there is a way to circumvent this.
Interestingly enough, this doesn’t even require you to do any data-mining or to have any proper technical knowledge. Keck simply browsed through his files (have a look at the video for the specifics), until he ended up in a file where all the Snapchat videos he had received were stored.
According to him, undoubtedly the same would be possible for images, and this was soon proven by a facebook page that was set up to collect all these leaked Snapchat photos. Facebook quickly shut the first facebook page down, but a second (https://www.facebook.com/SnapChatsLeakedPics) was set up, which at the time of writing is still up and running. It contains some rather graphic images of people exposing a lot of different body parts.
At the same time, another Youtube video was discovered which explained a different method to achieve the same results. This one had been uploaded last month and shows that it is very simple to save images and videos of people through Snapchat, and that technical knowledge really isn’t needed for it.
So if you were still excited about the idea of sending people rather private pictures or videos of yourself, you might want to wait until these loopholes have been fixed. Unless of course you’d enjoy the publicity, but err… I’ll leave that to you.