September 22, 2021
Social Captain Social Media Boosting Service Exposed Thousands of Users' Instagram Passwords

This Widely Popular Social Media Boosting Service Exposed Thousands of Users’ Passwords

A very popular social media boosting service used for building larger numbers of Instagram followers, has exposed thousands of users’ passwords…

A startup social media boosting program that touts its ability to substantially increase users’ Instagram followers, has exposed thousands of users’ passwords. The company, known as Social Captain, states it has helped thousands of people grow their audiences, simply by connecting their Instagram accounts to its platform.

Social Captain Social Media Boosting Service Exposed Thousands of Users’ Instagram Passwords

According to news reports, Social Captain, a company that bills itself as an effective way to increase Instagram followers, left thousands of users’ Instagram passwords exposed.

More specifically, TechCrunch has learned that Social Captain was storing passwords of linked Instagram accounts in unencrypted plaintext.

Worse still, is the fact that the company’s website contained a bug that let anyone gain access to any of Social Captain’s users’ profiles — without even having to log into the site.

All that was necessary was any users’ unique account ID and anyone could get into someone else’s Social Captain account. Plus, it would allow the intruder to view the victim’s login credentials.

Since the discovery, Social Captain has been notified and has fixed the problem.

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