March 21, 2019 / 3:48 PM / in 2 months

Facebook says issues fixed after finding user passwords in readable format

March 21 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Thursday it has fixed an issue in which passwords of hundreds of millions of platform users were found stored in readable format within its internal systems.

"These passwords were never visible to anyone outside of Facebook and we have found no evidence to date that anyone internally abused or improperly accessed them," the company said here

The issue was first reported here by cyber security blog KrebsOnSecurity, which said passwords from as early as 2012 were stored in readable format by Facebook. (Reporting by Shariq Khan in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)

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