Q: Instagram Accounts Being Hijacked

xptrish
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  • Be careful where you use Instagram folks, because if you’re on an open WiFi network, your Instagram account could be hijacked. How this works is pretty simple, while Instagram encrypts most of the data the app sends, it doesn’t encrypt all of it, so a hacker on the same network could sniff the data and make an attack the would allow access to your accountSee full story here:http://www.iphonehacks.com/2012/12/serious-bug-instagram-leaves-users-vulnerable-to-hijacking.html
xptrish posted Dec 03, 2012
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bbattag
I'm surprised the bug was found on 11/11 and still hasn't been fixed. Sounds like Facebook needs to divert some of their resources over to Instagram to get this fixed
bbattag (rep: 6.77k) posted Dec 03, 2012
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DealLeader
I think I read that the exploit is in Instagram, so they may be the ones who have to fix the problem.
DealLeader (rep: 7.68k) posted Dec 03, 2012
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