facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text for up to seven years

Recently it seems like whenever Facebook is in the news, it’s not for a good reason. Data leaks, security breaches, shady user data deals, you name it – the company’s been involved in it, and stuff just keeps on surfacing.

Case in point: today’s absolutely unbelievable news that the social network had been storing passwords in plain text. User login passwords. Hundreds of millions of them. In some instances going back to 2012. Easily accessible by more than 20,000 Facebook employees.

An inside source estimates that 200 to 600 million passwords were stored in this way – in which no…

Link: https://www.gsmdb.com/gsmarena/facebook_stored_hundreds_of_millions_of_passwords_in_plain_text_for_up_to_seven_years-news-36150.php