Facebook Left Millions of Passwords Readable by Employees
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook left millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, the company said Thursday, an acknowledgment it offered after a security researcher posted about the issue online. "Security rule 101 dictates that under no circumstances passwords should be stored in plain text, and at all times must be encrypted," said cybersecurity expert Andrei Barysevich of Recorded Future. "There is no valid reason why anyone in an organization, especially the size of Facebook, needs to have access to users' passwords in plain text."