A serious security vulnerability in the Instagram platform potentially exposed users’ private posts and stories to non-following users. Following the bug report, Facebook fixed the flaw and awarded a hefty bounty to the researcher. Instagram Vulnerability Exposed Private, Archived Posts Security researcher Mayur Fartade found a security flaw affecting Instagram users. The vulnerability allowed anyone to view the private and/or archived posts and stories of other Instagram users without following. Sharing the details in a post, the researcher explained that anyone with the “media ID” for the target media could view the content. This may include viewing archived or private photos, videos, and more.