Facebook explains how it protects user passwords

The amount of hacking and leaking of user information these days is starting to become a little disturbing. It wasn’t too long ago that photos saved by a third-party Snapchat service were hacked, and a few days ago it was reported that over 7 million Dropbox usernames and passwords were leaked. That being said, who could be next? Well not Facebook apparently. The social networking giant is learning from the mistakes of others and has recently announced how they plan on keeping your passwords secure. 

Big box retailers are being struck by security breaches left and right, and increasingly high-profile tech brands like Adobe and Dropbox are finding themselves being targeted. Facebook, with more than 1.32 billion users and counting, would easily make for a golden goose for hackers. Naturally, the world’s largest social network asserts that it is vigliant against these threats. Much like the back-end infrastructure for the Open Graph to constructing data centers around the globe, Facebook’s preventative measures and protocols have made from scratch in-house. Facebook security engineer Chris Long explained in a blog post on Friday as to how the Menlo Park, Calif-headquarted company protects people’s passwords — and by extension, all the account data locked away behind those passwords.


By Michio Hasai

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