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Saturday, April 20, 2019

If you guessed Facebook, you're right: Millions more passwords stored in plaintext.

While journalists and netizens are distracted digesting the redacted 400-plus-page Mueller report, released within the past few hours, today will be a good day for spin doctors to bury bad news. And Facebook just couldn't pass up on the opportunity.

One hour before the long-awaited dossier by Robert Mueller – special counsel of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential elections – began circulating in Washington DC and beyond, Facebook quietly amended an online press release it issued in March.

The press release in which the antisocial network admitted to storing hundreds of millions of its user account passwords in plain text in log files on its servers that were accessible by its internal staff. A rather clumsy move.

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If you guessed Facebook, you're right: Millions more passwords stored in plaintext.

Yep, time to reroll passwords on FB and Instagram.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-04-21 01:21 PM | Reply

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