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  • Facebook admits, one hour before the Mueller report press conference, that oh golly “millions” of Instagram users had plain-text passwords exposed

    Posted on April 18th, 2019 at 14:38 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Talk about Friday night news dumps…

    Iain Thomson, writing for The Reg, wasn’t distracted by today’s news. Previously, Facebook said that “tens of thousands of Instagram users” had their plain text passwords stored on company servers.

    Now the tech goliath has decided to revise that figure, and, well, let’s just say it massively underestimated that number.

    “Since this post was published, we discovered additional logs of Instagram passwords being stored in a readable format,” the amendmentreads today.

    “We now estimate that this issue impacted millions of Instagram users.”