SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook‘s instant messaging service isn’t just for sending smiley faces and photos anymore. Now you can use it to send money instantly to your friends.

Facebook, the social networking company, announced Tuesday that American users of its Messenger app would be able to link their debit cards to the service and use it to message money to one another just as easily as they send a snapshot or text.

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Corey Thuen, who works as a security expert at consultancy firm Digital Bond, reverse engineered the software included on the SnapShot and found that he was able to access certain functions of the car’s CAN bus – a standard system which allows various computers and components inside a car to talk to each other.

The SnapShot connects to the car via this system, and by gaining access to it hackers could theoretically affect steering or braking.
‘The firmware running on the dongle is minimal and insecure,’ he told Forbes.

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