A bug on Instagram exposed User's password!!! | Hi-Tech-Blog |

In this blog,we would discuss about the bug which Instagram reported that some users password were leaked. 

 A bug on Instagram exposed User's password!!!
 A bug on Instagram exposed User's password!!!


First of all...what's this bug and how it came?


 This is a bug which was in the data download tool which leaked users password. Here,leaking the password means this tool mistakenly shared user's password through a link.

 A bug on Instagram exposed User's password!!!
 A bug on Instagram exposed User's password!!!


   A new tool 'Download your Data' tool which caused this issue,reported by Instagram,something that should not be the case.


  Now ,the thing is if this tool was used on shared computer or any other person used the same phone,them password info.may have caused the misuse.


  Now,what is this 'Download your Data' tool and what it actually does??



   This feature was released by Instagram on April which allowed users to export photos,videos,profile ,info,comments and messages.
 The main aim of this tool is to gather all the data and makes it ready for download and after that,it sends the link to the user privately through email. And from that, clicking the link will start downloading all the information whenever user wants.

 A bug on Instagram exposed User's password!!!
 A bug on Instagram exposed User's password!!!


  But unfortunately, due to security reasons,this link somehow included the password information too. And actually, it also didn't affected many people though. Because,the link was sent through email to the user privately as told before. And if the computer or phone was used by any other person,only then there was a risk that he can get knowledge about the users password..


 And now,the good thing is that Instagram fixed this bug but still to avoid risk in future,they recommend to change the password and use the download tool cautiously...

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