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Facebook reveals employees had access to millions of user passwords

Bapun Raz

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From Facebook (Keeping Passwords Secure | Facebook Newsroom):

As part of a routine security review in January, we found that some user passwords were being stored in a readable format within our internal data storage systems. This caught our attention because our login systems are designed to mask passwords using techniques that make them unreadable. We have fixed these issues and as a precaution we will be notifying everyone whose passwords we have found were stored in this way.

To be clear, these passwords were never visible to anyone outside of Facebook and we have found no evidence to date that anyone internally abused or improperly accessed them. We estimate that we will notify hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of other Facebook users, and tens of thousands of Instagram users. Facebook Lite is a version of Facebook predominantly used by people in regions with lower connectivity.
 

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To be honest I just use Facebook for news and fresh memes and every single bit of my profile is filled with fake info and even my name is fake. :ROFLMAO: So I guess in a way I’m protected xD
 

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Just changed my Facebook password. Though, 2FA is enabled. :sleepy2:
It is possible that some employees may had misused that data or sell it in dark web.
Worried about users who don't have 2FA enabled or use one password everywhere :rolleyes:.
 
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