Facebook was unable to secure its user’s passwords for up to 600 million users

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Facebook was unable to secure its user’s passwords and thus bridging its data privacy policy, this is according to an inner source. Facebook has had a rough time and numerous scandals and lawsuits in regards to its data security. This information was revealed to Brian Krebs, a security researcher by an unknown source. According to the source, some of the Facebook applications have been logging and storing users passwords in plain text since 2012 without the user’s knowledge.

In a blog written by Krebs said that between 200 million and 600 million users had their accounts passwords logged in without their consent using unencrypted text files.

In response regarding the statement, Pedro Canahuati said that there was no tangible evidence so far and assured that all the affected Facebook users they are doing their best to fix that.

“To be clear, these passwords were never visible to anyone outside of Facebook,” he wrote, “and we have found no evidence to date that anyone internally abused or improperly accessed them.”

In addition to the impacted Facebook users, Canahuati said “tens of thousands” of Instagram accounts were exposed.

Facebook finds itself in another scandal concerning the user’s data security, this is one among the many data security scandals including the Cambridge analytical, 2016presidential elections and the list is endless. This has made most of the Facebook users wonder if their data is really safe under the hands of the company. Facebook hopes that all the data security concerns will be fixed and the user’s trust is restored.

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