Instagram Hack Reveals The Risks Of Bug Bounty Programs

Rubric: Instagram | 23 Dec 2015 | no comments yet »
Instagram Hack Reveals The Risks Of Bug Bounty Programs

Facebook Responds to Researcher Who Hacked Instagram. A security researcher who discovered vulnerabilities in an Instagram server apparently traded barbs this week with Instagram parent Facebook’s chief security officer over whether his explorations of the system’s weaknesses went beyond ethical limits. Wesley Wineberg, an independent security researcher, participating in Facebook’s bug bounty program, managed to crack his way through Instagram defenses and almost get complete control over the service. Wesley Wineberg, the security researcher in question, recently claimed to have discovered a ‘million dollar bug’ in Instagram, the immensely popular photo app acquired by in 2012 ...

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Instagram Supports Multiple Accounts In Some Devices

Rubric: Instagram | 28 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
Instagram Supports Multiple Accounts In Some Devices

Instagram Now Testing Support For Account Switching, No Log Out Required. A feature Instagram users have wanted for some time – support for switching between multiple accounts directly in the app – is now being tested, according to a new report out this morning.Instagram is a social network dedicated to sharing pictures and videos from mobile devices, the app became really popular as it made it easy to add a variety of filters to make the pictures look better. While the Americans are eating themselves into food comas this weekend, the team at Instagram are ensuring they can spam their friends with artsy turkey pics to multiple accounts from the same device, without the annoying need to log ...

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Instagram Now Testing Support For Account Switching, No Log Out Required

Rubric: Instagram | 27 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
Instagram Now Testing Support For Account Switching, No Log Out Required

FinallyThe photo sharing app is testing support for multiple accounts for Android users. A feature Instagram users have wanted for some time – support for switching between multiple accounts directly in the app – is now being tested, according to a new report out this morning.This morning, we showed you the new Instagram multiple accounts feature that is slowly rolling out on Android, but wanted to follow that up with a deeper look on video to give you a better idea as to how it works.Earlier this year, Instagram started a beta testing program for its Android app that lets you sign up to try new features before they’re rolled out to the public. Select members in Instagram’s official beta ...

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Instagram Cuts Off Support For Third-Party Apps That Can Access Your Photos

Rubric: Instagram | 19 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
Instagram Cuts Off Support For Third-Party Apps That Can Access Your Photos

Instagram Kills Off Feed Reading Apps. An entire industry of apps have popped up around Instagram over the years, not including Instagram’s own apps like Hyperlapse, Layout, and Boomerang.Only a tiny fraction of Instagram feed reading happens in third-party apps, so Instagram is shutting down its feed API to make feature development nimbler and create a more consistent user experience.The media-sharing social network said in a post on its developer blog that it launched its first Instagram API in 2011 as the startup knew it wouldn’t be able to build all of the features its community would want. Some of these apps help you edit and share photos to Instagram, while others give you a way to ...

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Instagram won’t let feed-reading apps browse your pics anymore

Rubric: Instagram | 19 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
Instagram won’t let feed-reading apps browse your pics anymore

Instagram Kills Off Feed Reading Apps. An entire industry of apps have popped up around Instagram over the years, not including Instagram’s own apps like Hyperlapse, Layout, and Boomerang.Only a tiny fraction of Instagram feed reading happens in third-party apps, so Instagram is shutting down its feed API to make feature development nimbler and create a more consistent user experience. The media-sharing social network said in a post on its developer blog that it launched its first Instagram API in 2011 as the startup knew it wouldn’t be able to build all of the features its community would want. Some of these apps help you edit and share photos to Instagram, while others give you a way to ...

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Third-party Instagram app pulled after stealing passwords

Rubric: Instagram | 12 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
Third-party Instagram app pulled after stealing passwords

Google and Apple try to keep malware out of their app stores. But they don’t always succeed.. Google and Apple just removed a popular third-party Instagram app from their online stores after reports surfaced that the app was stealing usernames and passwords and then using the ill-gotten credentials to post spam to Instagram accounts without permission.But a sneaky third-party app that promised users it would tell them who had been viewing their profile turned out to be a password-stealing ploy by hackers. “These types of third-party apps violate our platform guidelines and are likely an attempt to get access to a user’s accounts in an inappropriate way,” an Instagram spokesperson ...

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Instagram is jumping into the curation business, too

Rubric: Instagram | 3 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
Instagram is jumping into the curation business, too

Instagram Debuts New Curated Video Offering for Halloween. Instagram’s new feature follows Snapchat’s similar feature called Live Stories, which compiles posts from a particular event into a single collection, and Twitter’s Moments, a new tab on the mobile Twitter app that curates tweets around a particular news story.Last night, Instagram proved that two different social networks can wear the same costume—it’s totally fine, even though the one who had the idea first might not love the move per se. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing service, which now has over 400 million users, created a curated collection of Halloween videos on Saturday, with the message ‘Watch Halloween’s ...

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Instagram Spooks Twitter, Snapchat With Its Own Curation Channel on Halloween

Rubric: Instagram | 2 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
Instagram Spooks Twitter, Snapchat With Its Own Curation Channel on Halloween

Instagram Debuts New Curated Video Offering for Halloween. Instagram’s new feature follows Snapchat’s similar feature called Live Stories, which compiles posts from a particular event into a single collection, and Twitter’s Moments, a new tab on the mobile Twitter app that curates tweets around a particular news story. Last night, Instagram proved that two different social networks can wear the same costume—it’s totally fine, even though the one who had the idea first might not love the move per se.It looked that way yesterday, when for Halloween, Instagram curated content in a special feed for users who wished to view Halloween-based content from their friends and others, reports ...

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Instagram dabbles in curated collections with Halloween video push

Rubric: Instagram | 2 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
Instagram dabbles in curated collections with Halloween video push

Instagram Debuts New Curated Video Offering for Halloween. Instagram got into the Halloween spirit on Saturday by giving a fright to Snapchat and Twitter. Last night, Instagram proved that two different social networks can wear the same costume—it’s totally fine, even though the one who had the idea first might not love the move per se.It looked that way yesterday, when for Halloween, Instagram curated content in a special feed for users who wished to view Halloween-based content from their friends and others, reports Wired. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing service, which now claims 400 million users, created a curated collection of Halloween videos posted to the service for Instagram ...

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Instagram Starts Showcasing Curated Videos Around an Event, Topic

Rubric: Instagram | 2 Nov 2015 | no comments yet »
Instagram Starts Showcasing Curated Videos Around an Event, Topic

Instagram Debuts New Curated Video Offering for Halloween. Last night, Instagram proved that two different social networks can wear the same costume—it’s totally fine, even though the one who had the idea first might not love the move per se.It looked that way yesterday, when for Halloween, Instagram curated content in a special feed for users who wished to view Halloween-based content from their friends and others, reports Wired.Instagram debuted a new feature in its Explore section on Halloween — one that seems to channel the best of Twitter Moments and Snapchat to create a rolling video stream. The feature, which can be found by swiping through the Explore Carousel invites the user ...

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