Failure of Responsible Disclosure: SnapChat

January 07, 2014
Kevin Lam

Personally, I am a fan of responsible disclosure.  Putting customers (or other people’s customers) at risk might get the job done in terms of getting your point across.  But at the end of the day, you still put the customer at risk.  That’s my personal view, but others in the industry don’t necessarily agree.  In deciding for yourself, take a look at the other side.  Here’s an article from Violet Blue over at ZDNet who uses the SnapHack as an example of why responsible disclosure is a failure.