Warning From Researchers About Third-Party Apps Hacking Instagram Accounts
It turned out that some third-party applications that allow users to share the most beautiful photos of the year; shared on Instagram into a collage have hacked users’ accounts.
Some of the third-party apps we use, often believing there is no harm; put our personal information and even our social media accounts we use by linking them at risk. These applications, where we unconsciously share our account information, victimize users by capturing accounts.
It turned out that some third-party applications that work similarly and have become popular recently; have hacked many users’ Instagram accounts. Some apps that collage the most beautiful photos of a year on Instagram and allow users to share this collage on their accounts; are unfortunately not working for this innocent and fun purpose as it seems unfortunately. These fake apps take over users’ accounts.
Some of these apps used by millions of people have led to great grievances; and many people whose only goal was to share a beautiful collage had to say goodbye to their Instagram account.
In order to avoid such problems, we should be more sensitive about the applications we use, especially by sharing login information of our accounts and linking them with our accounts. We should not prefer applications offered by unreliable sources, and act as a conscious user.
What is a third party application, is it always risky?
To put it in the simplest form, third-party applications, for example Google for Android, all applications not developed by Apple for iOS are third-party applications for these devices. In fact, Facebook and Instagram are also referred to as third-party applications. But the main point we need to pay attention to here is the ‘reliability’ of the developers of these applications.
Third party applications are of course not always risky, but many articles in those texts about the use of personal data that we accept without reading can make these applications dangerous.