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Facebook left millions of passwords readable by employees

28 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

By BARBARA ORTUTAY and FRANK BAJAK
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook left millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, the company acknowledged Thursday after a security researcher exposed the lapse .
By storing passwords in readable plain text, Facebook violated fundamental computer-security practices. Those call for organizations and websites to save passwords in a scrambled form that makes it almost impossible to recover the original text.
“There is no valid reason why anyone in an organization, especially the size of Facebook, needs to have access to users' passwords in plain...
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Facebook leaves millions of passwords readable by employees

Facebook leaves millions of passwords readable by employees

28 days ago   |   By WMUR

Facebook left millions of user passwords readable by its employees, only acknowledging the issue after a security researcher posted about it.
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Facebook left millions of passwords readable by employees

28 days ago   |   By WGN TV

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook left millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, the company said Thursday , an acknowledgement it offered after a security researcher posted about the issue online.
“Security rule 101 dictates that under no circumstances passwords should be stored in plain text, and at all times must be encrypted,” said cybersecurity expert Andrei Barysevich of Recorded Future. “There is no valid reason why anyone in an organization, especially the size of Facebook, needs to have access to users' passwords in plain text.”
Facebook said there is no evidence its...
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