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Instagram flaw allowed to see private, archived Posts/Stories of users without following them

June 15, 2021

Researcher Mayur Fartade has found a vulnerability in Instagram that allowed anyone to access private accounts, viewing archived posts and stories without having to follow them.

The expert reported the flaw to the Facebook’s security team on April 16, 2021, and the company addressed the issue on June 15. The company awarded the expert with a $30,000 payout as part of its bug bounty program.

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