Do the needful: ZAZ, it doesn't even look like it's deleting them. It's merely renaming them. Because of course if the pics have a different file name then it's gone right. Right?
overkl0ked: Just creating a screen capture seems like the simpler solution....
ZAZ: Do the needfulI think the program is calling the right function to delete a file. Delete is implemented internally by writing a zero over the first character of the directory entry (or something like that).
caira: Do the needful: ZAZ, it doesn't even look like it's deleting them. It's merely renaming them. Because of course if the pics have a different file name then it's gone right. Right?Well, Android file managers do hide filenames with extensions that they don't recognise -- there's a reason this took so long to spot (I suspect you'd need to root and ssh in to get the complete list, I don't know if just mounting the device as a normal USB filesystem would work).
cretinbob: everything can be retrieved.everything. It's just a matter of time and money.
moothemagiccow: Usually I complain about articles (usually NYT) that have lengthy lead-ins that explain shiat I already I know, but wtf is snapchat, writer?
LazarusLong42: cretinbob: everything can be retrieved.everything. It's just a matter of time and money.Rebuttal: take a hard drive. Grind it to dust with an angle grinder. Mix that into thermite, then ignite the thermite.Retrieve that.
lordargent: Do the needful: ZAZ, it doesn't even look like it's deleting them. It's merely renaming them. Because of course if the pics have a different file name then it's gone right. Right?I think this is a case of the article writer not understanding computing.When files are "deleted", they're just marked as available space and, it's been a while since I've dealt with FAT filesystems, but IIRC, they overwrite part of the filenames as part of that process.Which is why a lot of undelete software has to ask what you want the restored files to be named (because the original filename is either partially or fully whacked).In essence "rename" the file by putting a new entry in the FAT for it pointing to the existing data. OR, copy the data to a new location using a new filename.// OTOH, if the reporter is correct, that they're just renaming files, then the person who wrote the app in the first place is a dunce.
germ78: I guess it's too much to ask for DOD-standard 7-pass secure wiping functionality?
Fark_Guy_Rob: 'After you open a Snapchat image, it disappears'I stopped reading there; because it's a lie. The rest of the article is going to be lies too.You can't put the genie back in the lamp. If you send me a picture and I am able to view it - there is nothing you can do to control it. Nothing. Whatever Snapchat is, it can't work - at least not on any of our current gen operating systems. Sorry.
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