Security defects affect users and cause their data to be exposed and can cause greater losses. As a rule, everything comes from service failure, which is quickly fixed.
The latest security breach seems to come from Instagram and has caused user passwords to be exposed. The impact seems to have diminished, but the error is real.
Although they are not frequent, the security weaknesses that affect Internet services are very bad. As a rule it leads to theft of user data, which is then used.
The latest failure reported comes from Instagram, which has been reported by this service. It was found internally and was also completed immediately. Instagram also revealed that it immediately contacted the affected users.
According to what was explained, the problem is with the data export tool, which was presented in April this year. The problem is only in the web version, which enters the password in the page address, of course.
In addition to this method with the password being exposed, there are also defects that cause this to be stored clearly on the Facebook server. Security experts have revealed that in this case the password must also be stored on a clear server on Instagram.
After the accident was discovered, a team of programmers rushed to try to solve it by changing the data export tool, making it safer. Also the data stored on the Facebook server is immediately deleted.
By contacting users, revealing their shortcomings, Instagram also asks them to change their password as a precaution. As for other users, and also as an additional security measure, they must change their password and activate 2-factor authentication.