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Facebook has accidentally stored millions of user passwords in plain text since 2012!

Facebook is once again the focus of a new data protection controversy: The passwords of “hundreds of millions” of users were stored in plain text. This time, Instagram users are also affected by the latest security incidents. A total of 200 to 600 million Facebook and Instagram users could be affected. Although the social media company did not specify which component or application on its website caused the error, Facebook announced that the company discovered the security flaw during a routine security check in January of this year.

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Facebook: Ändern Sie Ihr Passwort!

Support Scam: If Microsoft support calls unrequested

At the moment there are more and more cases of a bad rip-off: fake calls that allegedly originate from Microsoft. If the phone rings and a supposed Microsoft employee wants to speak to you urgently, you should be alert. The call is being made because your computer is allegedly infected with viruses and Trojans. It’s best to hang up immediately! And you should also terminate further telephone calls again and again. The aim of this scam is to cheat you on paid services or viruses & Trojans.

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Deep Web: How to access the Darknet?

Google & Bing know almost everything. Why only “almost”? With a market share of about 92% Google is the top dog in the search engines, Bing with about 3% is clearly beaten to place 2, but still clearly ahead of other candidates. Both search engines collect all their data automatically and are for at least 95% of the world’s population the start page to the Internet. Everything that is not captured by search engines is called “Deep Web”. And there is also a specially encrypted area, the so-called Darknet. By the way, this network does not only serve illegal purposes. Technically the Darknet is part of the Deep Web.

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After Collection #1 now also Collection #2-5 announced: Check your own e-mail address now!

What an earthquake in Internet security: just recently, around 1.16 billion combinations of email addresses and associated passwords were published via the Mega cloud platform and discovered by Australian security researcher Troy Hunt. In the meantime, the data on the Mega platform has been deleted again – but numerous copies are circulating on the Internet! The logical consequence is that we should now all check our own e-mail addresses.

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Daten Leak SecuPerts Identity Inspector