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Facebook Employees for Years Could See Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text
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REISEN1955
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
3/22/2019 | 7:46:47 AM
This is the cloud
FB as discussed is a perfect illustration of the danger of cloud apps.  I have long felt that the simple view of this platform is as a enormously huge long RJ-45 cable from your system-network over the internet to another server (data center) somewhere else in the world with someone else's hands on keyboard(s) doing god knows what with your data.  There is no pure 'cloud' per se - data has to be stored and running on a system somewhere.  (Corporations love it because they can shutter that expensive data center room and fire staff to make a new coffee lounge).   So I am not surprised that FB had access to private data.  Gee, imagine that.  And if they can see it in plain text, who ELSE can see or have access to such data.  Hmmmmmm

Second thought - kinda makes secure passwords seem silly, doesn't it!!!
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
3/22/2019 | 10:18:34 AM
Re: This is the cloud
Very much agree with your parable. There is no reason the fact of FB having private data should be a surprise to anyone. "Secure Password" also feels like an oxymoron simply put, passwords are the least secure means of authenticating. (Outside of NOT having a password of course)
REISEN1955
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
3/22/2019 | 10:25:44 AM
Re: This is the cloud - on secure passwords
One of my managers once thought of a unique password, particularly if someone may be shoulder watching your screen: ********    True.  Another user had just "guess: as a password and that drove me crazy fo 2 minutes when troubleshooting
KevinStanley
KevinStanley,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/25/2019 | 12:56:06 PM
Re: This is the cloud
Absolutely. 
REISEN1955
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
3/27/2019 | 9:57:56 AM
Re: This is the cloud
Just had to change my password for this forum and used the most memory-sound but complex one I could make up.  
CharlieDoesThings
CharlieDoesThings,
User Rank: Apprentice
3/27/2019 | 4:00:03 PM
Re: This is the cloud
That's right. I bet the majority of social media use similar password storage solutions or at least have used until this thing with facebook blew up. Just to be on the safe side, always use different passwords everywhere.


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