Instagram is now hitting a massive security bug. Users are reporting that a bug in the application is now exposing their password to the public. Reports say that the issue has something to do with the tool that lets its users download a copy of their data.
Note that the feature is a part of the April update after the rollout of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Users report that they are getting notifications that their password is now appearing a Plaintext in the URL. Also, for some reason, the passwords were also stored in Facebook’s servers, which, again, raises a lot of eyebrows.
According to a researcher, this is the part of a problem that lets Instagram handle user passwords. Well, Instagram is now fixing the issues, and assure’s that won’t happen again in the future. It seems that Facebook is having a hard time of gaining people’s confidence when it comes to how they handle sensitive user data.
We suggest our readers change their Instagram passwords immediately to safeguard your account. Also, you must enable enabling two-factor authentication to increase your account security further.