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Facebook stored millions of passwords unprotected

Facebook says it stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text for years.

But it says there is no evidence that employees abused access to the data. The company says the passwords were stored on internal company servers and no outsiders could access them.

The security blog KrebsOnSecurity says some 600 million Facebook users may have had their passwords stored in plain text.

Facebook said in a blog post it will likely notify “hundreds of millions” of Facebook Lite users, millions of Facebook users and tens of thousands of Instagram users.

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Printable version | Feb 20, 2020 2:04:00 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/technology/internet/facebook-stored-millions-of-passwords-unprotected/article26608728.ece

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