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Facebook Fixes Instagram Bug That Turns Phones Into Spying Tools

Odisha TV | 26/09/2020 03:35 PM | Click to read full article

Facebook has patched a critical vulnerability in Instagram that could have given an attacker the ability to take over a victim's Instagram account, and turn their phone into a spying tool, simply by sending them a malicious image file.

When the image is saved and opened in the Instagram app, the exploit would give the hacker full access to the victim's Instagram messages and images, allowing them to post or delete images at will.