Have I thought the FB intrusions into our privacy were over the top? Yep! Did I ever imagine even the passwords were at risk? I should have but I didn't. It is past time to leave this platform. We have made a man and his executives who have NO respect for our rights or privacy filthy rich.
Facebook employees given access to hundreds of millions of users' passwords
Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY Published 12:16 p.m. ET March 21, 2019 | Updated 4:17 p.m. ET March 21, 2019
Corrections & Clarifications: A previous version of this story incorrectly referenced Messenger Kids.
When it comes to Facebook and security, it seems there is one potentially damaging lapse after another.
The latest was uncovered by the KrebsOnSecurity security news site, flagging hundreds of millions of Facebook users who had their account passwords stored in plain text that could be searched by more than 20,000 Facebook employees – in some cases dating to 2012.
The author of the report, Brian Krebs, says Facebook told him that none of the employees, to the company’s knowledge, abused the data.