Instagram denies not deleting photos and direct messages from its servers
Instagram denies not deleting photos and direct messages from its servers

The security researcher didn't get a $ 6,000 bounty long after he found out that Instagram had deleted direct photos and private messages.

Independent security researcher Saugat Pokharel found while uploading data from Instagram that the data included pictures and private messages from other users he had previously deleted. Data released in 2018 to match the new European database.

Organizations usually store newly deleted data for a period of time so that it can be properly deleted from their network, system, and cache. This is not uncommon as it will take around 90 days to fully wipe it, according to Instagram. The data has been deleted from the system.

But (Saugat Pokharel) discovered that his data had apparently been deleted more than a year ago, but it is still stored on the platform server and can be downloaded using the download tool. Company Data.

Saugat Pokharel) reported the vulnerability in October 2019 through Instagram's bug bounty and said that the vulnerability was fixed earlier this month.

A spokesperson for the Instagram platform TechCrunch said: “Researchers have reported a problem. When someone uses the (upload your information) tool on Instagram, the deleted photos and messages will be included in the copy of the information. We have fixed this issue. Problem, no signs of abuse were found. We thank the researchers for informing us of this issue.

It is worth noting that Facebook announced last Wednesday the launch of the video sharing service Reels on the Instagram application, which is scheduled to compete with the well-known TikTok service in the United States and more than 50 other countries. This new service allows you to create, edit and post short 15-second videos to your Instagram account. The service is designed to provide social media influencers and other developers with the ability to create and share short videos. Recordings. A new kind of video content.

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