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Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text for Years 

Brian Krebs:

The Facebook source said the investigation so far indicates between 200 million and 600 million Facebook users may have had their account passwords stored in plain text and searchable by more than 20,000 Facebook employees. The source said Facebook is still trying to determine how many passwords were exposed and for how long, but so far the inquiry has uncovered archives with plain text user passwords dating back to 2012.

Authentication is nowhere near what I’d call an area of expertise for me, and yet even I know that you never store passwords in plain text.