Instagram accidentally reveals plaintext passwords in URLs

    Date20 Nov 2018
    CategoryPrivacy
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    Posted ByBrittany Day
    In April, with the GDPR deadline and its requirement for data portability looming, Instagram released the long-anticipated download your data tool. The feature gave users the ability to download images, posts and comments. Unfortunately, Instagram turned the task of downloading your data into an exercise in exposing people’s passwords in plain text. Thankfully, the bug in the “download your data” tool only affected a handful of users, it said.
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