Brian Krebs is reporting that Facebook stored hundreds of million’s of user passwords in plain-text. Back in 2016, I blogged about the proper way to store passwords in a database, ie, the password should be salted hashed such that the passwords are not reversible. Facebook had a recently discovered bug that caused a lot of passwords to be stored insecurely.

If you have a, use the Facebook Lite app, have a account, or use the Instagram app, you’ll want to change your password and reconnect the app. Changing your password will store the new password properly… as Facebook has fixed the issue.

Keywords: security password clear text plain text hash encrypt cybersecurity security

Troy Frericks.
blog 22-Mar-2019
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