Following the publication of Krebs’ security report, Facebook admitted a bug in its password management systems that had hundreds of millions of user passwords for Facebook, Facebook Lite, and Instagram stored as clear text on an internal platform since 2012. This means that thousands of Facebook employees had access to them.
VP of Engineering Pedro Canahuati says Facebook has fixed the bug for now, and the company will notify hundreds of millions of Facebook Lite users, tens of millions of Facebook users, and tens of thousands of Instagram users that their passwords may have been vulnerable.
Create a secure password
Passwords are digital keys to your social media, banking and payment systems, and the online casino that you enjoy.
It is best to create a phrase or sentence based on your password. This is a useful starting point for creating a password that is difficult and difficult to guess and easy to remember. Also remember that the resulting password must be long and contain a wide variety of character types. It’s better for you to stay away from personal information that others can easily guess, but it’s still more convenient to set a password that you can easily remember.
By taking some letters from your phrase, you can put together an easy-to-remember password (for example, by taking the first 2 or 3 letters from each word of this phrase and composing them in turn). Replace some of your letters with upper- and lower-case letters, numbers and special characters to make your password harder to guess.
Create a complex but memorable sequence of words and letters. You can use a phrase or series of letters that seem random but are easy to remember. An easy-to-remember series of letters can form a “base word” to which you must add symbols and numbers.
Remember your password. Make sure your password is written down and kept in a safe place. Choose a location away from your computer (and away from prying eyes), but make sure you can easily access it. If you forget your password, you can recover it without too much trouble.
Remember to periodically update and change passwords. You should not use the same password on different systems, and you should not use the same password for more than several months at a time.