Facebook purchases stolen passwords off darkweb to keep users safe

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Facebook is buying stolen passwords on dark web black markets to cross-reference them with encrypted passwords already in use on the site.

Alex Stamos, chief security officer at the social media giant, disclosed the information at the Web Summit in Lisbon. 

https://www.scmagazine.com/facebook-exec-says-company-purchases-stolen-passwords-to-keep-users-safe/article/572847/

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