Last month, it was revealed that the social media platform Facebook has been storing nearly 600 million user passwords in plain text. Now, the same situation apparently happened to Instagram users as well, with millions of passwords being stored in a readable format.
Facebook made the announcement in a pretty sneaky manner, too. This new information only came in the form of an update to a month-old blog post addressing the previous issue. The social media platform was quick to add that the stored passwords were not internally abused or accessed, even if it was possible.
The stealth update was made likely to minimise the attention that Facebook will get. This is somewhat understandable, considering it was caught earlier this week uploading contacts of about 1.5 million of its users’ emails.
According to the update, Facebook says it will be informing affected users, as it did before. If you’ve changed your password before, whether or not in response to the previous incident, seems like it is a good idea to do so once again.