New Facebook security failure put 600million users at risk of being hacked

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Facebook said it will be notifying hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users tens of millions of other Facebook users and tens of thousands of Instagram users. Flip the days since last Facebook security incident back to zero. Facebook said it will notify hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users and tens of millions of other Facebook users. The company also said tens of thousands of Instagram users will be notified of the exposure. Companies hash and salt passwords two ways of further scrambling passwords to store passwords securely. Both companies said passwords were stored in plaintext and not scrambled. This includes Facebook and Instagram users. Users passwords are typically stored in a way that masks the text and makes them unreadable even to employees. We estimate that we will notify hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users and tens of thousands of Instagram users. FACEBOOK put hundreds of millions of users at risk by storing their passwords without proper security an expert has warned

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