”Because really, at this point, that’s a pretty good summary of the situation.Krebson Security researcher Brian Krebs broke the story after speaking to a Facebook employee.Speaking to Krebs on Security, Facebook Software Engineer, Scott Renfro, said: We've not found any cases so far in our investigations where someone was looking intentionally for passwords, nor have we found signs of misuse of this data.In this situation what we've found is these passwords were inadvertently logged but that there was no actual risk that's come from this.However, if you and your SO have become the emergency contact for each other, and you're spending a lot of time together, or are living together, you should be at a point where you can trust them with your life, as well as the digits to your passwords." Nevertheless, that doesn't mean you should dive in and give your partner your phone password right off the bat.
Prominent Silicon Valley techies from Elon Musk to Brian Acton (founder of Whats App who left Facebook in 2017) led the #Delete Facebook movement urging users to quit the social networking platform."When it comes to exchanging phone [passwords] with the person you're dating, it's often the last thing someone will let go of in a partnership," Julie Spira, online dating expert and CEO at Cyber-Dating Expert, tells Elite Daily."Trust is essential in building a relationship, and the thought of your partner snooping through your cell phone, or vice-versa, means the end of freedom for some.That's according to a senior Facebook employee who is familiar with the investigation and who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.It's estimated that between 200 million and 600 million users had their passwords exposed, dating as far back as to ones created in 2012.