Man… Facebook just can’t catch a break when it comes to negative news around security or privacy. Recently, they had to publicly disclose that they stored millions of their users passwords in the clear, though only within their internal network. The good news is this is not a breach. This is something they found and disclosed themselves before any attackers took advantage of it. For that, I respect their disclosure. Nonetheless, it’s still disconcerting knowing that twenty thousand of their employees may have been able to read our credentials. Watch our Daily Byte video to learn a bit more about this password faux pas, and if you’re a Facebook user you might want to change your password.
Episode Runtime: 2:48
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK288r83EIk
- Facebook stores passwords in plaintext – The Hacker News
- Facebook’s disclosure of the cleartext password issue – Facebook Blog