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Facebook admits to storing plaintext passwords for millions of Instagram users

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https://www.zdnet.com/article/facebook-admits-to-storing-plaintext-passwords-for-millions-of-instagram-users/

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Facebook admitted today to storing the passwords of millions of Instagram users in plaintext format in internal server logs.

The announcement came as an update to an incident from last month when the company admitted to storing plaintext passwords for hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of Facebook users, and tens of thousands of Instagram accounts.

"We discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format," the company said in an update published today.

"We now estimate that this issue impacted millions of Instagram users. We will be notifying these users as we did the others."

Facebook said that its investigation revealed that none of these plaintext passwords were abused by employees.

Bad privacy policy and now bad security practice. Storing passwords in a plaintext format is just bad, and make the breach easily for the bad guys. No wonder company these days are barely give any " security"  to your data and info at all. This news reminds me of T-Mobile got caught storing account passwords in a plain text a long time ago.

 

In addition, Facebook said this, " Facebook said that its investigation revealed that none of these plaintext passwords were abused by employees." Even if the passwords were abused by employees, Facebook will not going to say straight away because that will hurt company reputation. How many of you guys are going to buy this quote?

 

#DeleteFaceBook

 

 

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"Facebook now plans on encrypting your password by replacing it with your plaintext social security number"


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1 hour ago, fasauceome said:

"Facebook now plans on encrypting your password by replacing it with your plaintext social security number"

oO no, they put it with your full name and e-mail

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I don't trust anything anymore unique passwords everywhere + password manager, changing passwords daily if i have to and using 2FA

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They don't seem to care at all. I mean why would they? It's not like a significant amount of people is going to stop using their services over this.

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I mean, I'm not even surprised. At this point I just suspect the worse concerning security with Facebook. 


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13 hours ago, Theminecraftaddict555 said:

Take a shot every time FB takes an oofta...

 

 

And drink a beer every time a politician says something stupid in regards to the internet.


Computer's don't make errors. What they do, they do on purpose. By now your name and particulars have been fed into every laptop, desktop, mainframe and supermarket scanner that collectively make up the global information conspiracy, otherwise known as The Beast.

 

You just be careful. Computers have already beaten the Communists at chess. Next thing you know, they'll be beating humans.

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On 4/21/2019 at 2:25 AM, Theminecraftaddict555 said:

Take a shot every time FB takes an oofta...

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And that's only in titles


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Why am I not surprised? 


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