Security Researcher In Tussle With Facebook Over Instagram Flaw

A researcher who found some pretty serious Instagram security flaws is now in a tussle with Facebook. “A security researcher who found a critical flaw in Instagram is claiming that Facebook’s chief security officer Alex Stamos tried to get him fired over the discovery. Earlier this year Wes Wineberg, a contractor with enterprise security intelligence firm Synack, received a tip on IRC about an Instagram server with an open admin panel that could be vulnerable to a flaw in Ruby, since it was using an older version of the software.”