cookies are encrypted + https (already available for new users, monday for current users (due to the app setting cache)
— Rudy Huyn (@RudyHuyn) August 23, 2013
There has been a recent brouhaha brewing around 6tag’s potential for compromising the privacy and security of Instagram users who use the app to upload from their Windows Phones.
Rudy has now released version 188.8.131.52 of the app, which should address most of the issues, including encrypting the transfer of usernames and passwords via https and also using encrypted cookies.
The updated version of the 6tag can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.