Facebook says it exposed millions of Instagram user passwords
Back in late March, Facebook came under fire for storing its users' passwords in a readable format — exposing around 600 million passwords to its employees. As if that wasn't bad enough, Facebook's now quietly announced that something similar also happened to Instagram accounts.
Added as a text update to an article on the Facebook Newsroom published four weeks ago, Facebook says the following:
Yep. It happened again.
While Facebook reassures that the passwords weren't compromised or abused, it's remarkable the company didn't catch this sooner following the SNAFU that occurred last month. Even more damning is the fact that this news was quietly released as a discrete update in an existing press release.
Try as it might to regain people's trust, it's hard imagining Facebook making any progress on that front when stuff like this regularly happens.
Facebook exposed up to 600 million user passwords to its employees
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