A Recent Instagram Bug Proves “Private” Is not Actually Private

Aug 19, 2021 Blog, SMB IT Security

We all have some form of social media…

Most of us place a good deal of trust in the privacy settings on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and other platforms…

But a recent bug on Instagram allowed attackers to view private data including archived posts, IGTV reels, and stories – all without following the user.

A bug bounty hunter disclosed the issue on April 16th, 2021…

And get this – it was not patched until June 15th – almost two months later!

This is exactly why we hear security experts warn people not to post personal things online. Nothing on the Internet is private. Even with privacy settings.

Worried about some of the content you have posted online? It might be time to reevaluate what you put out there…

Experts do not expect this type of behavior to stop anytime soon.

In fact, if anything, they expect it to increase.  What are you employees, family members, and colleagues posting and how might that affect you?

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