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Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text for Years

Brian Krebs:

The Facebook source said the investigation so far indicates between 200 million and 600 million Facebook users may have had their account passwords stored in plain text and searchable by more than 20,000 Facebook employees. The source said Facebook is still trying to determine how many passwords were exposed and for how long, but so far the inquiry has uncovered archives with plain text user passwords dating back to 2012.

Always bet the Over when Facebook announces something like this. They’ll admit it’s 750 million or more soon.

Thursday, 21 March 2019