KrebsonSecurity, this has been done for years, and in such a way, potentially working employees inside Facebook could access it very easily. Generally, passwords are protected with encryption.acebook leaked hundreds of millions of users password internally. That is, the company stored passwords in plain text format. According to
- Facebook has once again raised a questions about user’s privacy
- Millions of users password are in danger
- 10 thousand Instagram and Facebook users are affected
Facebook has also confirmed that the company has stored all the password of the users in plain text. However, the company has also said that until now it is not known that its use has gone wrong. It is being reported that 200 to 600 million Facebook users are affected by it.
Facebook said that the affected users are being asked by sending a notification of changing their password. According to Facebook, this issue has now been fixed. Let us tell you that it has been reported by KrebsonSecurity at first and Facebook has posted a post with ‘Keeping Password Secure‘ headline in which the company has said clearly that Facebook has stored user’s passwords in plain text.
Instagram and Facebook Lite users affected by this
Facebook has also said that the company has no evidence to say that the plain text password has been used inside or outside of the company. That is, not all users need to change the password. According to Facebook, millions of ‘Facebook Lite’ users and other Facebook users are affected by this, that their passwords were kept in plain text. Not only this, but Facebook has also stated that over 10 thousand ‘Instagram’ users are also affected by this. Facebook has posted a statement about this incident here.
more than 20,000 Facebook employees could access users private data
According to a report by KrebsonSecurity, Facebook’s sources have told that the company is investigating the matter and so far it has been found that the passwords of 200 to 600 million users were stored in plain text. The most dangerous thing is that more than 20,000 Facebook employees could search for it. Although Facebook’s source has said that the company is still trying to figure out how many passwords have been affected, but the passwords which have come in the inquiries so far are also included of 2012.
After ‘Cambridge Analytica’ data scandal, once again the question can be raised about user’s privacy on Facebook.
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