The error was associated with a small number of users and has already been removed.
The social network Instagram informs its users of possible passwords. This could be the result of an error in the transmission of data, which the company has introduced similar to Facebook due to a regulation on GDP. The message came from The Information, TheVerge.
With this feature, you can send all the information you previously shared on the social network to the selected email address. However, the feature contained an error. Some users found their password in the link URL they came from Instagram.
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An error has been associated with a feature that allows you to download all the information you share with the social network.
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According to security experts, this means that the password was not encrypted and was stored in Instagram or Facebook (the parent company Instagram) just as plain text, which would be an annoying search.
However, those speculators refused an Instagram spokesman who claimed that the job slips were stacked and saliva. In addition, the company has already removed the error and the passwords will no longer appear in the links.
The error should occur internally and only a few users. However, it prevents users from changing passwords.