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Malwarebytes has warned Instagram users that downloading third-party applications that enable them to download their Instagram photos and videos to desktop machines could expose them to a number of security vulnerabilities.
Malwarebytes said that the possible threats - files and websites alike - that take advantage of a software's popularity could spell bad news for users in terms of internet congestion, unwanted redirection to websites and possible installation of other programs without the user's consent.
Private profiles of Instagram users could be made public as a result of a vulnerability that took almost six months to fix.
The flaw would have enabled hackers to change privacy settings within user profiles to expose potentially sensitive photos to the internet, or to lock down popular pages by marking them as private.
Insert your username and password, get free followers and Likes. This is what tens of thousands of Instagram users thought was happening.
More than 100,000 Instagram users fell for a bold, effective scam called InstLike, an app that promised free Likes and followers on the photo sharing platform. The app asked users to share their usernames and passwords after downloading, turning them into willing participants of a giant social botnet.
Short on good Instagram feeds to follow? Well, the Transportation Security Administration certainly has a colorful new account.
Peppered with images of Bowie knifes, handguns, grenades, and more, this account specifically features "prohibited items found at TSA checkpoints."
At a press conference held in Menlo Park Thursday Facebook announced a redesign for the News Feed its users see when they visit its site or use its mobile app. The new News Feed focuses on reducing clutter, making visually oriented posts like photos more prominent. It also makes filters for types of content front and center, such as dedicated feeds for posts by friends or posts by pages.