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All of this data is "typically" stored for about days. An Omegle chat.
And all of this sensitive information is kink sex and sub to hackers, meaning these conversatkons conversations could end up in the wrong hands and become very seexting. As the Hacker News reported, these recorded conversations require "little knowledge of hacking" to access, citing Bhuyan's python script, Omegle-Chat-Hackas evidence that someone outside of Omegle can download user's conversations.
An Omegle spokesperson said in an that they think Bhuyan's hack was feasible by guessing the URL of a chatlog — a random sequence of letters and s — a user has saved.