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How Much Worse Can It Get? Facebook Stored Up to 600M Plain Text Passwords

29 days ago   |   By CBR

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Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of Passwords in Plaintext For 7 Years

Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of Passwords in Plaintext For 7 Years

29 days ago   |   By ExtremeTech

Facebook has admitted to storing hundreds of millions of passwords without security for up to seven years.
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Facebook Stored Millions of Passwords in Plaintext-Change Yours Now

29 days 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 stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text

29 days ago   |   By TechRadar

A new report from Krebs On Security has revealed that Facebook stored the account passwords of hundreds of millions of users in plain text and they were easily searchable by thousands of its own employees in some cases going back to 2012. According to a senior employee familiar with the investigation, the social networking giant is currently probing a series of security failures in which employees wrote applications that logged unencrypted password data for Facebook users and stored this information in plain text on internal company servers. So far, the investigation has discovered that...
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Tech Fix: Facebook Did Not Securely Store Passwords. Here's What You Need to Know

29 days ago   |   By NY Times

Facebook said it had found no evidence of abuse and it was not requiring users to change their passwords, but you should do it anyway.
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Facebook staff had access to hundreds of millions of user passwords for years

Facebook staff had access to hundreds of millions of user passwords for years

29 days ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Facebook has revealed it stored passwords for hundreds of millions of users in plain text, likely since 2012. That means it exposed those users for years to anyone who had internal access to the files. "These passwords were never visible to anyone outside of Facebook and we have found no evidence to date that anyone internally abused or improperly accessed them," explained Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg: A totally different, more private Facebook is in the works
According to Krebs on Security , which first reported the security fail, up to 600 million Facebook users had their account passwords...
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Facebook: We stored hundreds of millions of your passwords in plain text

29 days ago   |   By ZDnet

Facebook, Facebook Lite and Instagram passwords were stored in a 'readable format', with hundreds of millions of affected users expected to be notified.
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Facebook stored 'hundreds of millions' of passwords in plain text for years

Facebook stored 'hundreds of millions' of passwords in plain text for years

29 days ago   |   By Telegraph


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Facebook admits it stored ‘hundreds of millions' accounts improperly, no account was affected

Facebook admits it stored ‘hundreds of millions' accounts improperly, no account was affected

29 days ago   |   By MobileSyrup

Facebook will notify users whose passwords were stored in a way that could have been in a readable format within its internal data storage system. In news release , Pedro Canahuati, vice-president of engineering, security and privacy, said Facebook found several user passwords were being stored in this readable format. The security flaw was caught during a routine security review conducted in January, he said. “This caught our attention because our login systems are designed to mask passwords using techniques that make them unreadable. We have fixed these issues and as a precaution will be...
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Facebook passwords for hundreds of millions of users were exposed to Facebook employees

Facebook passwords for hundreds of millions of users were exposed to Facebook employees

29 days ago   |   By Macworld

Facebook confirms that user passwords were being stored in a readable format on Facebook servers. Hundreds of millions of accounts will be notified accordingly.
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Facebook admits storing passwords in plain text

29 days ago   |   By Phys.org

Facebook on Thursday admitted that millions of passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers, a security slip that left them readable by the social networking giant's employees.
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Facebook admits “hundreds of millions” of passwords stored unprotected

Facebook admits “hundreds of millions” of passwords stored unprotected

29 days ago   |   By SlashGear

Facebook has admitted to storing hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text, and potentially accessible by its employees, for years, though the social network insists that there's no sign that its poor security practice was taken advantage of. Even so, Facebook plans to notify every one of its users whose password was stored that way. However, Facebook will...
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Facebook says issues fixed after finding user passwords in readable format

29 days ago   |   By Reuters

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it has fixed an issue in which passwords of hundreds of millions of platform users were found stored in readable format within its internal systems.
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Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text

29 days ago   |   By The Verge

Facebook stored passwords for hundreds of millions of users in plain text, exposing them for years to anyone who had internal access to the files, according to Krebs on Security. User passwords are typically protected with encryption , but a string of errors led certain Facebook-branded apps to leave passwords accessible to as many as 20,000 company employees.
Between 200 million and 600 million Facebook users are believed to have been affected, according to Krebs , which first reported the security flaw. Facebook confirmed the issue in a blog post , titled “Keeping Passwords Secure,” and...
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Facebook found millions of passwords stored in plain-text in internal investigation - CNET

29 days ago   |   By CNET

The social network expects to notify hundreds of millions of users whose passwords were not encrypted on Facebook's internal servers.
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Facebook has been storing 'hundreds of millions' of user passwords in plaintext

Facebook has been storing 'hundreds of millions' of user passwords in plaintext

29 days ago   |   By The Inquirer

We should be shocked, but...
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Facebook admits it stored ‘hundreds of millions' of account passwords in plaintext

29 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

Flip the “days since last Facebook security incident” back to zero.
Facebook confirmed Thursday in a blog post , prompted by a report by cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs, that it stored “hundreds of millions” of account passwords in plaintext for years.
The discovery was made in January, said Facebook's Pedro Canahuati, as part of a routine security review. None of the passwords were visible to anyone outside Facebook, he said. Facebook admitted the security lapse months later, after Krebs said logs were accessible to some 2,000 engineers and developers.
“This caught our attention...
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