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Facebook stored millions of users' passwords in searchable plain text for years

Thursday March 21, 2019. 06:05 PM , from BetaNews
Just when you think things couldn't get any worse with Facebook, something else comes along to lower your opinion of the social network even further. The latest security slip-up relates to passwords: it turns out that for up to six years, millions of user passwords were stored in plain text. As well as being stored in plain text, passwords were searchable by thousands of Facebook employees. An investigation by Facebook suggests that somewhere between 200 million and 600 million user accounts were affected, some as far back as 2012. See also: Pahahaha! Zuckerburg outlines his, *snort*, privacy-focused vision for Facebook… [Continue Reading]
https://betanews.com/2019/03/21/facebook-plain-text-passwords/

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