For several years, your Facebook and Instagram passwords were stored as plain texts in facebook servers for internal access. Well, no body knows for what internal access purpose they wanted facebook account passwords at first place.
In a statement, facebook explained that no one outside the facebook have accessed these accounts or abused it so far.
Though the figures are rough so far, facebook says upto 600 miliion user accounts could have affected in this plaintext password storage, they also confirmed they have fixed this issue quickly. There are millions of instagram account passwords are also stored in plaintext format.
Facebook admitted that this bug is very old and its been several years that these user accounts and passwords were stored in plain text format. It is clearly unusual and we thought companies like Facebook were storing passwords in hash or salted format.
Facebook Lite users are the most affected in this plain text password storage leak and facebook is said that it will notify all the users as soon as possible.
Also, they are going to send out password change notification to all instagram user accounts as a security measure. So, what do you think about this big mistake of Facebook? Do share your views and thoughts in the comments below.
And, don’t forget to change your Facebook and Instagram Password immediately.