Facebook passwords of about 600 mn users readable by employees for years
Posted On : Friday, March 22, 2019, 6:21 PM
Facebook passwords of around 600 million users were stored on the company’s servers in plain text, according to a KrebsonSecurity report, which quotes a senior Facebook employee. The passwords were searchable by over 20,000 Facebook employees, the report adds. The inquiry so far has revealed archives of user passwords in plain text dating back to 2012, though Facebook’s investigation still seems underway. Facebook denied in a blog post that the passwords were visible to anyone outside of the company or abused or improperly accessed by its employees.