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Oh, feet of clay!
Facebook has just admitted that it has found many places – hundreds of millions of places, maybe – where it saved users’ passwords to disk in raw, unencrypted form.
In jargon terms, they’re known as plaintext passwords and it means that instead of seeing a password scrambled into a hashed form such as
379f1531753a7c43ab4f4faace212451, anyone looking at the stored data will see the actual password, right there, just like that.
123456789, or that:
mypassword99, or that:
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