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Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text

By Jacob Kastrenakes 11 Apr 2019 at 20:04

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 (a process known as hashing), but a string of errors led certain Facebook-branded apps to leave passwords accessible to as many as 20,000 company employees.

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