Instagram bug opened a path for hackers to hijack app, turn smartphones into spies

Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by mood, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Instagram bug opened a path for hackers to hijack app, turn smartphones into spies
    The RCE vulnerability, now patched, took nothing more than an image file to trigger
    September 24, 2020

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/insta...rs-to-hijack-app-turn-smartphones-into-spies/
     
  2. mood

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    Instagram bug allowed crashing the app via image sent to device
    September 24, 2020
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...ed-crashing-the-app-via-image-sent-to-device/
    Checkpoint: #InstaHack: how researchers were able to take over the Instagram App using a malicious image
    Checkpoint Research: #Instagram_RCE: Code Execution Vulnerability in Instagram App for Android and iOS
     
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  3. Rasheed187

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    The question remains, when will we get anti-exploit features on Android and iOS? :cautious:
     
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