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Local Company Concerned for Peoples Security after Facebook Password breach

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In the wake of the recent report that Facebook kept plain text copies of user passwords going back to 2012 it's more important than ever to be aware if the passwords you make use of have been leaked online.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - March 21, 2019 - eTradeWire -- Facebook is just the latest in a long line of password breaches in the news.  The story today was of a report that hundreds of millions of user passwords have been kept in plain text going back as far as 2012.  "This is a big security slip up for a company of this stature."  Says computer security specialist Avery Parker of Diversified Tech Solutions.  "What this means is that thousands of internal employees at the very least had access to this list of user passwords and it's not know at this time if that was shared outside the company."

What this means for average users is not simply that their Facebook login information could be found online, but possibly their passwords to other sites.  Many people recycle passwords for multiple sites and once it leaks from one site it can be easy for an attacker to guess login credentials at other sites as well.

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Password security has become an increasing problem in recent years and businesses as well as individuals can be at risk due to a leak at a big company like this.  The problem is when users recycle passwords on one site across a second or multiple other sites.  However, keeping track of a password for each site visited can be challenging.

Diversified Tech Solutions ( https://diversifiedtechsolutions.com ) offers services to businesses to audit the security of their internal systems as well as user passwords to identify if their company emails have been involved in such a data breach.  "It's even possible to do a lookup of company email addresses and identify enough of a password to hand along to a user and tell them to change it across any web sites or other services they use."

Based in Johnson City, TN, Diversified Tech Solutions supports businesses locally and over the internet.  More information can be found at their website https://diversifiedtechsolutions.com

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Source: Diversified Tech Solutions
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