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Data leak at Facebook bigger than previously known

Facebook has admitted that the recently discovered data leakage greater than assumed. Instead of ten thousands of millions "of passwords of Instagram have been saved"-users internally unencrypted.

The recent data that has become known margin of safety in Facebook has a larger extent than previously known. The Online network admitted on Thursday, the passwords of millions of users of the photo platform Instagram to be unencrypted on internal servers.

so Far, Facebook had spoken of a few tens of thousands of affected users of the group platform. But later numerous other stored in the passport were discovered in words.

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Facebook had acknowledged in mid-March that the passwords of hundreds of millions of users in unencrypted Form had been stored on internal servers. Were affected, therefore, millions of users of the App Facebook Lite, million other Facebook customers as well as tens of thousands of users of Instagram.

The group said at the time, the passwords were "never" invisible. Also, there is so far no indication that employees had abused.

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