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Security Vulnerability in Instagram Mobile App

Securing privacy and ensuring data security is very much important in most of the platforms like Email, VOIP and much more. Mazin Ahmed had reported Facebook with the security vulnerability in Instagram Mobile App which was acquired by Facebook in April 2012. He added the details of the security vulnerability in his blog spot.

Instagram security vulnerability

Instagram is a Mobile App that helps to share pictures, videos with most of the social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Tumblr. Mazin Ahmed was able to find the unencrypted data communication via Instagram mobile app which may lead to session hijacking on victims account. He used the Wireshark tool to monitor the traffic and he found the communication was established via HTTP instead of HTTPS. He also added that the giant company like Facebook to ignored such a big security message which should provide security to the users.

Facebook also replied to his vulnerability that it decided to adopt for HTTPS and also recommended to use normal website till they update the patch. They have also not mentioned about the release the patch for the security update.