Security warning for social media users after Instagram breach

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Newstalk ZB,
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Thursday, 23 May 2019, 10:04AM
It comes in the wake of whatsapp, which was also hacked, allowing anyone who called the person's phone instant access. Photo / Getty Images.

More warnings for social media users after another breach of security. 

A database containing almost 50 million Instagram users contact information was put up online without a password meaning anyone could access it. 

It comes in the wake of whatsapp, which was also hacked, allowing anyone who called the person's phone instant access. 

Aura Information Security general manager, Peter Bailey, told Mike Hosking people don't care about the problem until their information is out there.

 

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