The error has been reported to a small number of users and has already been eliminated.
The Instagram social network has informed its users about possible passwords. This may be due to a data download error, which the company has introduced similar to Facebook due to the GDPR rules. The message came from The Information, TheVerge.
By using this feature, all the data you previously shared on the social network can be sent to the selected email address. However, the feature contained an error. Some users found their password in the link URL that came to them from Instagram.
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The error has been associated with a feature that lets you 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 (parent company Instagram) only as plain text, which would be a disturbing finding.
However, these speculators rejected the Instagram spokesman, arguing that passwords at work were broken and saliva. In addition, the company has already removed the error, and passwords will no longer appear in links.
The error occurred internally and only a small number of users were involved. However, it prevents users from changing their passwords.