Instagram Users Compromise Their Own Accounts for Likes

November 12, 2013 – 6:41 PM

Symantec Security Response has discovered many Instagram users have willingly shared their usernames and passwords to a bot-like app in order to increase likes and followers.

The application known as InstLike was available for iOS and Android devices. It could be found in both Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Google and Apple have since removed the applications from their respective stores. There is also a mobile version of the application online.

InstLike claims users will receive likes and followers for free. But as we have warned previously, these kind of “free” services for social networks are not actually free. In the case of InstLike, the application asks users to provide their Instagram login credentials. Applications that wish to interact with Instagram accounts, however, should instead use the Instagram API.


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