#1 Trusted Cybersecurity News Platform
Followed by 4.50+ million
Get the Free Newsletter
hacking Instagram account | Breaking Cybersecurity News | The Hacker News
Major Instagram App Bug Could've Given Hackers Remote Access to Your Phone
Sep 24, 2020
Ever wonder how hackers can hack your smartphone remotely? In a report shared with The Hacker News today, Check Point researchers disclosed details about a critical vulnerability in Instagram's Android app that could have allowed remote attackers to take control over a targeted device just by sending victims a specially crafted image. What's more worrisome is that the flaw not only lets attackers perform actions on behalf of the user within the Instagram app—including spying on victim's private messages and even deleting or posting photos from their accounts—but also execute arbitrary code on the device. According to an advisory published by Facebook, the heap overflow security issue (tracked as CVE-2020-1895 , CVSS score: 7.8) impacts all versions of the Instagram app prior to 188.8.131.52.128, which was released on February 10 earlier this year. "This [flaw] turns the device into a tool for spying on targeted users without their knowledge, as well as enabling
Befriend Your Mom with Technology
Explain cybersecurity with Moonlock
Discover Our Unparalleled Threat Detection Capabilities
Try Fidelis Elevate for 30 days and discover threats your current provider missed.
Webinar: A New Approach to Mitigating Insider Risks
Learn how you can easily mitigate the modern security risks introduced by your employees.
Advance in the Field of Cybersecurity with Georgetown
Learn cybersecurity strategies from the experts. Attend a sample class on Nov. 30.
Join 120,000+ Professionals
Sign up for free and start receiving your daily dose of cybersecurity news, insights and tips.