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Nosy Ex-Partners Armed with Instagram Passwords Pose a Serious Threat

A survey of single people found almost a third are still logging into their ex’s social-media accounts, some for revenge. Breakups can be traumatic in all sorts of ways. Now we know they can pose a serious cybersecurity threat too. A new survey found that an alarming number of people . . . Read more

3M Users Targeted by Malicious Facebook, Insta Browser Add-Ons

Researchers identify malware existing in popular add-ons for Facebook, Vimeo, Instagram and others that are commonly used in browsers from Google and Microsoft. Twenty-eight popular extensions for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers may contain malware and likely should be uninstalled by the more than 3 million people that already . . . Read more

Amazon Sues Instagram, TikTok Influencers Over Knockoff Scam

‘Order This, Get This’: Social-media influencers are in Amazon’s legal crosshairs for promoting generic Amazon listings with the promise to get prohibited counterfeit luxury items instead. Instagram and TikTok social-media influencers Kelly Fitzpatrick and Sabrina Kelly-Krejci are among 13 defendants in a lawsuit filed by Amazon, which alleges that they participated . . . Read more

LinkedIn, Instagram Vulnerable to Preview-Link RCE Security Woes

Popular chat apps, including LINE, Slack, Twitter DMs and others, can also leak location data and share private info with third-party servers. Link previews in popular chat apps on iOS and Android are a firehose of security and privacy issues, researchers have found. At risk are Facebook Messenger, LINE, Slack, . . . Read more

Instagram ‘Help Center’ Phishing Scam Pilfers Credentials

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Instagram Retained Deleted User Data Despite GDPR Rules

The administrator of your personal data will be Threatpost, Inc., 500 Unicorn Park, Woburn, MA 01801. Detailed information on the processing of personal data can be found in the privacy policy. In addition, you will find them in the message confirming the subscription to the newsletter.