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Facebook admits millions of Instagram accounts affected by unencrypted password storage blunder

AppleInsider Thursday, 18 April 2019
Facebook has admitted its major security breach from March where the social network stored "hundreds of millions" of plain-text passwords on internal servers was worse than first thought for users of Instagram, advising it may have affected millions of accounts on the image-sharing service and not the "tens of thousands" it initially reported.
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News video: Facebook Reveals 'Millions' of Instagram Passwords Were Stored Insecurely, Not Thousands

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Facebook has added new information to an old Newsroom post, revealing that millions of Instagram user passwords were stored in a “readable” format. Veuer's Natasha Abellard has the story.

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