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Facebook employees had access to millions of users' passwords in plain text - by accident

3 monthes ago   |   By National Post

Hundreds of millions of Facebook and Instagram users' passwords were stored on the platform's internal servers in plain text, Facebook announced in a news release Thursday.
In a routine security review launched in January, officials noticed that their storage systems were not logging people's account passwords in an unreadable format - the process is called “hashing.”
“To be clear, these passwords were never visible to anyone outside of Facebook,” the release said. “We have found no evidence to date that anyone internally abused or improperly accessed them.”
The company said they estimate...
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Facebook Stored Millions of Passwords in Plaintext-Change Yours Now

3 monthes ago   |   By Wired

Facebook has disclosed that it stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plaintext, where employees could search them.
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Facebook Employees Had Access to ‘Hundreds of Millions' of Users' Passwords

3 monthes ago   |   By Time

Facebook on Thursday confirmed that it had improperly secured “hundreds of millions” of user's passwords, leaving them open to be viewed by company employees.
The unsecured passwords were discovered amid a “routine security review in January,” after which Facebook says it fixed the improper storage issue. The company's internal investigation claimed to find no evidence of password-related impropriety. The major security issue was first reported by security journalist Brian Krebs , who says some Facebook passwords were available for search internally as far back as 2012.
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Facebook exposed 200 million to 600 million user passwords to employees

Facebook exposed 200 million to 600 million user passwords to employees

3 monthes ago   |   By Venture Beat

Facebook has resolved a glitch that exposed passwords of millions of users stored in readable format within its internal systems to its employees.
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