Hundreds of millions of passwords on Facebook, Facebook Lite and Instagram were stored unencrypted in the internal databases of Mark Zuckerberg's group. The security breach was discovered in January and has since been corrected.
2018 has been a scandal-ridden year for Facebook after scandals after the Cambridge Analytica affair …. And 2019 seems set to follow the same path. Mark Zuckerberg's company has announced that hundreds of millions of passwords have been stored in clear in their internal databases. In other words, these passwords were easily readable by group employees. This flaw concerns not only Facebook, but also Instagram and Facebook Lite.
We estimate that we will be informing hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of other Facebook users, and tens of thousands of Instagram users.
In the Facebook release, it says that the fault was discovered last January. "To be clear, these passwords have never been visible to anyone outside of Facebook and we have not found any evidence to date that anyone has abused it internally or has accessed it inappropriately. "Reads in the official publication. The error has been corrected, says the company.
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Facebook reminds you that you can change your passwords on the blue social network and on Instagram.
You can also simply delete your account.
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