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Facebook reveals millions of passwords stored in plain text

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Social media giant Facebook said passwords of some users of its platform had been stored in plain text. 
Facebook reveals millions of passwords stored in plain text
Facebook passwords stored in plain text

In a lengthy post, Facebook said some of the passwords were "stored in a readable format within our internal data storage systems."

Another data breach?

The company stressed the data was not compromised or exposed, but noted it would notify hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of other Facebook users, and tens of thousands of Instagram users.

To be clear, these passwords were never visible to anyone outside of Facebook and we have found no evidence to date that anyone internally abused or improperly accessed them, Facebook said. 

While Facebook insisted that the incident did not result in a data breach, it still asked users in Facebook and Instagram to change their passwords to ensure their accounts are secured. 

It also urged them to enable a security key or two-factor authentication to protect their Facebook account. 

Late last year, Facebook realized a security breach, exposing its 50 million user accounts. 

Hope Facebook could boost its system to avoid these kinds of incidents. 

What do you think?

Source: Facebook
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