Facebook admits keeping passwords of millions of users without encryption

Facebook admits keeping passwords of millions of users without encryption
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  • calendar-gray 22 March 2019

Facebook has posted a statement saying that its latest internal security review has revealed that the passwords of hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of Facebook users, and tens of thousands of Instagram users were kept in a plain "readable format" on its severs, ONAreports quoting sputniknews.

This means that some Facebook employees could potentially have access to them, but the company states that it registered no attempts to do so. It also assured that no one from outside Facebook could access password records and that now all passwords are kept in the form of hashes, meaning the actual passwords can no longer be seen, even by Facebook employees.

Faiq Mahmudov

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