Facebook admits storing “millions” of Instagram passwords in plain text

    Date20 Apr 2019
    CategoryPrivacy
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    Posted ByBrittany Day

    In yet another shocking admission by Facebook, the company said that not “tens of thousands” but “millions” of Instagram users were actually affected by the password leak that happened last month.

    Back then, Facebook had announced in a blog post dated March 21, 2019 that passwords were left in a “readable format”, which allowed at least 2,000 Facebook engineers and developers with access to the company’s internal systems to view the actual plain text passwords.

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