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Facebook admitted storage of passwords of users of Instagram without enciphering — Rambler News Service


Photo: Pixabay Passwords from millions of accounts of Instagram were stored in not encrypted form on internal servers of Facebook, it is told in the addition to the document published in the official blog of the company. "Since that moment as this post was placed, we found additional lists of passwords of Instagram which were stored in a readable format. By our calculations, this problem concerned millions of users of Instagram. We will notify these users as well as all others" — it is said in the publication. Facebook noted that these passwords were not visible to anybody outside the company and were not used by someone. Information was added to the publication which was published in the blog of Facebook on March 21. Then the press service of the company recognized that passwords of millions of users of Facebook, hundreds of millions of users of the application of Facebook Lite and tens of thousands of users of Instagram were stored without enciphering and were available to the staff of social network.

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