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Facebook Stored 600 Million User Passwords in Plain Text, Made Them Searchable By Thousands of Employees

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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.

Between 200 million and 600 million Facebook users may have had their account passwords stored in plain text, searchable by more than 20,000 Facebook employees.

Facebook is still trying to determine how many passwords were exposed and for how long.

The company planned to alert affected Facebook users, but that no password resets would be required.

Curated from Krebs on Security

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