The error is reportedly associated with a small number of users and has already been removed.
Instagram's social network has informed its users about possible passwords. This could have happened due to error in data transmission, which the company presented similar to Facebook for the regulation of GDPR. The message came from The Information, the TheVerge themes.
By using this feature, all data you previously shared on a social network can be sent to the selected email address. However, this feature contains an error. Some users have found their password on the link URL that came to them from Instagram.
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An error is associated with a feature that allows you to download all the data 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 alarming finding.
However, these speculators rejected the Instagram spokesperson, claiming that the passwords for the service were nutrition and saliva. In addition, the company has already removed the error and the passwords will no longer appear in the links.
The error allegedly occurred internally and only a small number of users were involved. However, it prevents users from changing their passwords.