( my opinions are my own and not my employer)
I just read this article:
NY Times: Facebook Did Not Securely Store Passwords. Here’s What You Need to Know. https://nyti.ms/2YdyAKj
As an engineer, I don’t understand how it could happen to a company like Facebook.
- They have engineers and security folks who audit designs and code. They know that it has been insecured for many years.
- Storing password in plain text is a huge NO, NO in CS 101
- It is totally reckless of a company with so many high paid people. It is as if a bank said all their safe deposit boxes can be opened by any employee
- Why would a young engineer work for FB when this shows that you won’t learn to be a great engineer in this engineering org?