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

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Snapchat, which claims to deliver more than 150 million saucy photos per day between users’ mobile phones, has suffered this week from a spam attack.

It’s possible – if you are over the age of 17 – that you still don’t know what Snapchat is.

It’s a smartphone app, available for both iPhone and Android devices, that allows users to control how long a sent message or picture can be seen for, before it expires after a maximum of 10 seconds.

Still not getting the idea? Well, maybe this will help explain the attraction. The service has become notorious because some have touted it as a way of safely “sexting” and sharing naked pictures. Meanwhile, others have argued that it’s not safe at all.

What isn’t in doubt, however, is that Snapchat has become immensely popular – particularly among young people.

And so it wasn’t really a surprise to see users complain that they had been sent photos from…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.