Instagram security flaw exposed some users’ passwords
19 November, 2018, 01:47
These passwords were also stored on Facebook's servers, although they have since been deleted.
In a statement to The Information, a spokesperson said the issue only impacted a "small number of people" although if those people were using a shared computer, or on a compromised network then it could've left their account info wide open. Ouch! And to add insult to injury, the leak is being blamed on a bug found in the feature that allows Instagram users to see what personal data had been collected by the site.
A couple of months back, Facebook suffered a huge security breach that affected nearly 50 million accounts.
"'Download Your Data' lets users download all the data that Instagram has on them, both to comply with new European data-privacy regulations and to satisfy increasingly privacy-sensitive users around the world", the tech website reported. Until now. Over the weekend, it was revealed that a new security flaw could have inadvertently exposed Instagrampasswords to public view.
The tool has since been updated so the problem should no longer occur, and Instagram is deleting any logged passwords. Facebook already notified users who were affected.
Instagram advises affected users to clear their browser history to prevent people from seeing the URL that included their password. However it is advised that all Instagram users change their passwords and also opt for two-factor authentication for stronger security.
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