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    MCMC urges Facebook and Instagram users to change their passwords


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    Lately, Facebook has an issue where more than hundreds of millions of user passwords are stored in plain text. This causes millions of people to change their Facebook account password. Yesterday, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commision (MCMC) have released its press statement regarding this hot issue.

    Although, Facebook stated that none of the passwords were exposed externally MCMC is taking precaution steps by releasing its media statement regarding this issue. Facebook also confirms that none of its employees misuse the user’s password. As for now, Facebook promises to fix the issue and will inform the affected users to change their Facebook or Instagram account password.

    According to the statement by MCMC, they have requested all Facebook and Instagram users to change their passwords once they receive the security notification from Facebook only. Apart from that, MCMC urges those users to change their passwords at the official website only. This is to prevent the users becomes the victims of phishing.

    In conclusion, if you receive any emails from other sources telling you to change your password, don’t ever click on it. Wait until you receive officials email from Facebook or Instagram. According to MCMC, they will continue to update the users if there is any new developments on this issue.

    Raaj Lokanathan
    A software engineer as a profession. A tech blogger as a passion.

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