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  • Facebook’s popular photo sharing app for iOS, Instagram has a vulnerability that could make your account susceptible to be compromised. A security researcher Carlos Reventlov published on Friday a vulnerability in Facebook’s Instagram photo-sharing service that could allow a hijacker to seize control of a victim’s account. His report reads: “The Instagram app communicates with the Instagram API via HTTP and HTTPs connections.  Highly sensitive activities, such as login and editing profile data, are sent through a secure channel. However, some other request are sent through plain HTTP without a signature, those request could be exploited by an attacker connected to the same LAN of the victim’s iPhone.” The vulnerability is in the 3.1.2 version of Instagram’s application the app is susceptible to eavesdropping and man in the middle attacks that could lead anyone to delete photos and download private media without the victim’s consent.  The vulnerability was found on 11th November 2012 and Instagram authorities were informed but yet haven’t been fixed. Carlos Reventlov suggested fixes are use https for all API requests that could contain sensitive data, such as photo URLs or use a body signature for unencrypted requests.
  • May 9, 2012

    Purchase Facebook Stock Or Not

    Facebook which is set to IPO on Friday May 18, 2012 has been getting a lot of mixed reactions from investors.  Warren Buffet has said he believes it’s hard to buy companies like Facebook when they IPO because companies like that IPO when they are popular and in a few years they may not be as popular so he was going to wait on the purchase. Microsoft (MSFT) founder Bill Gates is a person that has said he sees a lot of himself in Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg.  Both Gates and Zuckerberg are Harvard drop outs.  Bill gates goes on to say how Mark Zuckerberg has a vision of Facebook and he is willing to put in the hours and time into the company to achieve his goals. Facebook has been on a campaign like mission over the last week meeting with investors and throwing parties to try and get investors to purchase there stock on IPO day.  Facebook is hoping to raise a 1 billion dollars with there IPO there stock is going to open at approximately $35 dollars a share.  Over the past month or 2 Facebook has been trying to beef up there IPO the most recent attempt was the purchase of Instagram for 1 billion dollars.  In 9 days Facebook will IPO with a stock symbol of (F) for Mark Zuckerberg sake lets hope the F stands for fantastic rather then failure.