Facebook says Millions of Instagram passwords stored in clear text

Facebook provided an update to a previously disclosed incident involving insecurely storing "tens of thousands" of Instagram users' passwords on internal servers in clear text. Facebook now says that "millions" of Instagram accounts are now impacted.

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Facebook provides security update on breach that impacted 30M users

The company downgraded the user impact to 30 million users from 50 million users and also shared the details of the attacks that exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s code that existed between July 2017 and September 2018.

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Thousands of malicious apps use Facebook APIs

Security firm Trustlook has found at least 25,936 malicious apps using one of Facebook’s APIs, such as a login API or messaging API. Such malicious apps could then use and abuse a range of Facebook login profiles, such as name, location and email address, according to recent blog post.

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