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Inc.: Why Facebook Buys Lists of Stolen Passwords

Inc.: Why Facebook Buys Lists of Stolen Passwords

At the Web Summit in Lisbon several days ago, Facebook’s Chief Security Officer, Alex Stamos, noted that, in an effort to ensure that no compromised passwords are used on Facebook, Facebook purchases lists of stolen passwords from hackers who sell them through various dark-web marketplaces — i.e., the black market of cyberspace.

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