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Facebook employees were able to read hundreds of millions of passwords

Facebook has for years saved passwords of users internally, to encrypt without you. Thousands of employees were able to access a report on this in the plain tex

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Facebook employees were able to read hundreds of millions of passwords
Facebook has for years saved passwords of users internally, to encrypt without you. Thousands of employees were able to access a report on this in the plain text stored passwords. Facebook wants to inform affected users, but says these would not have to update their passwords. the

Actually, should save companies your users ' passwords encrypted. Facebook has not done a report, according to consistently. Hundreds of millions of passwords for the Apps, Facebook, Instagram, and Facebook Lite, which has built the group for users with little bandwidth and low-end Smartphones that were viewed in clear text on the internal systems.

Facebook confirmed a report by the reporter Brian Krebs, who specializes in IT security. The company said the passwords were for anyone outside of the company. Apparently, the passwords were encrypted in Facebook. When members took advantage of the services that were transferred to those passwords, however, with other data and unprotected from Facebook captured.

users will inform the company. "We expect that we will notify hundreds of millions of users of Facebook Lite, tens of millions of other Facebook users, as well as tens of thousands of Instagram users," the company said. Your passwords you would have to reset.

Up to 600 million passwords affected

cancer writes of 20 000 Facebook employees will be able to view the passwords. He appoints an Insider, according to the 2000 employees internally about nine million search queries would be made, with which they would be able to find the passwords in clear text. The source had indicated the number of the exposed passwords with, 200 million to 600 million.

These Numbers, the company confirmed. You have found neither evidence that the employees had impermissibly accessed on the passwords, nor the passwords were in need of. The error has now been fixed. He was noticed in January during a routine audit. Debt should be Facebook employees who had no built-in encrypted storage of passwords in your programs. The archive files with non leierten passwords went back to the year 2012, writes an IT expert cancer.

Who wants to change his password, in spite of Facebook's clear, can do so here on Facebook and here on Instagram. More tips on Internet safety click here to read:

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