Facebook Stored Account Passwords for Hundreds of Millions of Users in Plain Text

The social network claims the data was not improperly accessed or used in any way

Facebook will notify affected account holders, but it isn't mandating password resets. Getty Images

In the latest addition to the pile of security- and privacy-related issues plaguing Facebook, account passwords for hundreds of millions of users were stored on the company’s internal servers in plain text.

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