• Instagram website was leaking user details for months

    3 monthes ago - By TechRadar

    A security researcher has revealed that Instagram's website leaked user contact information, including phone numbers and email addresses, over a period of at least four months. Data scientist and business consultant David Stier discovered that the source code for some of the social network's user profiles included the account holder's contact information whenever it loaded in a web browser. He notified Instagram regarding the issue shortly after he discovered it earlier this year. The desktop version of the Instagram's website did now show user's contact information in their profiles but...
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  • Instagram website leaked user contact information for several months, says researcher

    Instagram website leaked user contact information for several months, says researcher

    3 monthes ago - By MobileSyrup

    A researcher has found that Instagram's website leaked users' contact information, such as phone numbers and email addresses, over at least four months. This news comes after a database containing similar information about Instagram influencers was found online earlier this week. David Stier, a data scientist and business consultant, told CNET that the source code for some user profiles displayed their contact information once it was loaded on a web browser. Stier notified Instagram about the issue earlier this year. The leak featured thousands of users' information, including both private...
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  • Instagram has been leaking contact info for months

    Instagram has been leaking contact info for months

    3 monthes ago - By Android Central

    The flaw was patched in March but been accessible since at least last October.
    What you need to know
    The flaw made Instagram users contact info available through the source code on the website.
    It was first reported in February and patched by March, but evidence shows it had been present since at least last October.
    The info could have been easily used to create a database and it is possible it already was by an Indian marketing company called Chtrbox.
    Bad news for users of Instagram, as apparently the site has been leaking the phone numbers and email addresses of its users for the last...
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