How My Instagram Account Got Hacked

In an article posted today by security researcher Matt Broddy, there’s a very good walkthrough of how on an Instagram user figured out that his profile was hacked and how. It’s definitely worth a read and some sound advice at the end too on how to prevent it happening to you. Read the article here. […]

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Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram Users Will Soon Be Able To Message Each Other

Facebook is planning to link Whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger together to allow users to message contacts across the three platforms. Facebook is planning to merge all these services together to build a larger collective user-base to rival that of Apple’s iMessage or Google’s messaging services. It’s long been a direction that Zuckerberg has wanted […]

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Instagram Explains “7%” Filter Rumours

You may have seen a ton of “7%” posts around over the last few months, but it has been around January 2018; but instagram notes that its gathered more popularity lately gaining thousands of likes. It was claimed by many Instagram users that the platform only shows followers 7% of users posts and in order […]

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Dolce & Gabbana Instagram “Hacked”

Dolce & Gabbana is blaming a hacker for offensive remarks about Chinese people that were communicated via company officials’ Instagram accounts. The offensive statements appear to come from show co-founder Stefano Gabbana during Instagram conversations with critics who complained about the ad campaign. Screenshots of these online exchanges were then later posted on social media for […]

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Instagram User Data Download Tool Leaks Passwords

Earlier this year, Instagram started letting users download a copy of their data, including everything they’ve ever uploaded to the platform, such as photos, videos, comments and profile information. Unfortunately, a recent issue with the feature resulted in some users’ passwords being exposed. The “Download Your Data” tool, which Instagram announced in April, allows users […]

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Friend or Foe

Friends can be worse than enemies.  Do you have a friend who is always on their phone, tweeting this, insta that, whatsapp groups with mutual friends, facebooking selfies, IM’ing pics of the bar you’re in, pinning the next bar or foursquaring the pre-drinks at YOUR apartment. All these are nearly excusable, except they are also […]

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Basic Instagram Security Tips

New to Instagram ? Here are a few basic tips you can use right now to secure your Instagram account: Pick a strong password. Use a combination of at least six numbers, letters and punctuation marks (like ! and &). It should be different from other passwords you use elsewhere on the internet. Change your […]

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