Exclusive: Facebook stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text for years
Facebook admits it stored some user passwords in plain text, searchable by employees; source says it may have been between 200M and 600M user passwords (Krebs on Security)
Alright everyone, reset the clocks. It has been ZERO days since a jaw-dropping Facebook privacy and security scandal.
"Facebook stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text for years ... searchable by more than 20,000 Facebook employees" Wat?
This doesn’t look good: engineers stored hundreds of millions of users’ passwords in plain text files that could be searched by other employees, according to
Storing passwords in plain text is the worst possible security mistake a company can make. Letting thousands of engineers access that data -- that is beyond outrageous.
“Hundreds of millions of Facebook users had their account passwords stored in plain text and searchable by thousands of Facebook employees — in some cases going back to 2012, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.”
sometimes you have to laugh because this is just so obscene engineers “uh, yeah, so like, let’s just log these passwords in this.txt file and put it over here. that sounds good.” 👌🏾
So kept passwords in plain text format since ❗️❗️2012 ❗️❗️() . But hey ... it's okay! We can trust them. They promise they did nothing shady with them. 😒
Facebook's headcount got so big & it was so focused on growth that it seems to have made a legion of unforced errors like this, validating everyone's suspicions
I for one trust Mark Zuckerberg completely with my private information, communications and passwords. [Can I get one of them blue check Marks?]...
It’s difficult for me to wrap my head around how this happened. How does any company that size get away with such awful security practices?
Report: Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text for Years (KoS) & Update: Statement from Facebook
Hope you folks don't use the same password for more than one site: Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text for Years, employees had access