Passwords of millions of Facebook users saved in readable form

The passwords of hundreds of millions of Facebook users have been found to be stored in the form Readable (Plain Text) that is not encrypted (Encrypted) before being stored in the database (Database).
Facebook (Facebook) announced on March 21, 2019 that the company has found the passwords of some Facebook account users. Stored in a readable form in the company’s internal storage system. The discovery comes after the company took control of Facebook’s security system in January.

However, Facebook confirms that the company has already fixed this issue and as a precaution, the company will notify users All victims in this case.

In the same Facebook statement, it was said that the password was found to be stored in the form Readable, no one outside the Facebook company saw, and the company did not find any evidence until Today that Facebook employees have violated or accessed the password.

The company estimates that the case could affect hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of Facebook users and tens of thousands of Instagram users. Account.

The company claims that as soon as a user creates an account, Facebook will encrypt the password so that even company employees cannot see it. Also, the company uses techniques and functions to replace the user’s real password with a set of random characters.

Although Facebook confirms that the passwords were not leaked, Tech Khmer encourages you Please change your password immediately to secure your Facebook and Instagram account.

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