Mar 21, 2019

Millions of Facebook passwords exposed internally

The passwords of millions of Facebook users were accessible by up to 20,000 employees of the social network, it has been reported. In a statement, Facebook said it had now resolved a "Glitch" that had stored the passwords on its internal network. In a detailed expose, Mr Krebs said a Facebook source had told him about "Security failures" that had let developers create applications that logged and stored the passwords without encrypting them. Commenting on Mr Krebs's story Facebook engineer, Scott Renfro said an internal investigation started after Facebook had uncovered the logs had not revealed any "Signs of misuse". "We estimate that we will notify hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of other Facebook users, and tens of thousands of Instagram users," the company told Reuters.

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