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Private Instagram posts and stories can be shared publicly using just a web browser

By Nick Statt 10 Sep 2019 at 00:09

Instagram has a security flaw in the way it handles posts on accounts that have been set to private, BuzzFeed reported today. The report illustrates how a series of mouse clicks on any web browser can expose the persistent URL of private posts and stories cached on Facebook servers. Anyone can use a web browser, like Google Chrome, to inspect the source code on a web page using the “Inspect Elements” tool....

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