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Facebook exposed millions more Instagram passwords than we realized

The Next Web Thursday, 18 April 2019
Facebook today revealed it’d discovered millions of improperly secured passwords on its server. So, you know… business as usual. Facebook revealed in March it’d discovered a cache of Facebook passwords being stored in plain text form — meaning several thousand Facebook employees who had access could have read them at any time. The company stated then that the passwords included those of “hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users” and only (only?) “tens of thousands of Instagram users.” The company today updated the same post with this: “Since this post was published, we discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being…

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According to Business Insider, Facebook revealed Thursday that it has stored millions of Instagram users' passwords in an unencrypted format, which means employees could easily read passwords for years. The news came Thursday when an existing Facebook blog post from March was updated. The post...

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