Instagram,one of the most widely used social media platforms of our time, has come up with a very interesting vulnerability. According to information shared today by Buzzfeednews, hidden accounts on Instagram are not well protected.
As you know, if you’re using your Instagram account in private, the posts or stories you share can only be seen by your followers and can’t be shared with others. According to the information that emerged today, it is possible to download and share posts and stories shared by secret accounts thanks to a very simple vulnerability.
What you need to use the vulnerability is an internet browser and very little HTML information. When you enter an Instagram profile in your internet browser that uses your account inprivate, you’ll need to access the “Checkitem” section to share photos and videos uploaded to the page.
Then you reach a URL. You can share that URL any way you like, or download photos and videos from the URL. Even users who don’t followa public account have access to shared posts and stories thanks to the shared URL.
Let’s add that stories shared to be deleted within 24 hours have stayed within those URLs longer. In short, thanks to the vulnerability, it is possible to track the story shared by a secret account even after 24 hours.
Let’s also point out that the vulnerability in question is very frightening and serious for users who secretly use their account and care about their security. A Facebook spokespersonsaid that the security vulnerability shares the same as taking a screenshot of a friend’s photo on Facebook and Instagram and sharing it with other people. Brought.
Categories: Social Networks