Passwords Facebook has been available to employees of the Corporation. Photo: RBC
Social network Facebook has admitted that he kept open the file with the passwords of its users that were available to employees of the company.
We are talking about the passwords of millions of users, Facebook is the Lite version of the social network, which is used in regions with bad Internet coverage, as well as tens of millions of Facebook and tens of thousands of Instagram users, the company said.
“It caught our attention because our system for entering passwords for masking using methods that make them unreadable” – said in a statement to users.
The company added that no one from outside gained access to passwords and found no evidence of abuse of private user data. Open passwords was discovered during a routine security check in January. The company said that this problem was corrected and the social network will notify users whose passwords have been compromised.
“For us, nothing is more important than the protection of the people and we will continue to improve in our ongoing efforts in the security area in Facebook”, – said the company.
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The problem of open storage of user passwords Facebook became known yesterday, when the site KrebsOnSecurity.com reported that the password database had thousands of employees of Facebook.