Facebook Admits Millions of Passwords Stored in Plain Text

Facebook Admits Millions of Passwords Stored in Plain Text

Facebook admitted on Thursday that millions of user passwords were exposed to company's employees, but claimed that no abuse of the data access was detected.

The security blog, KrebsOnSecurity, revealed that about 600 million Facebook users may have had their passwords stored in plain text.

In a blog post published by Facebook, the company assured that no outsiders could access the passwords stored on internal servers, adding that "hundreds of millions" of Facebook Lite, millions of Facebook and tens of thousands of Instagram users had their passwords stored in plain text.

Facebook said it detected the problem in January, as security researcher, Brian Krebs, claimed that the passwords probably had been stored in plain text since 2012.

Source: Kataeb.org