In a very interesting way ZDNet posts that Facebook passwords are not case-sensitive and actually allow its users to use three different versions of the same password. The trick allows users to login to their Facebook accounts using three different variants of the same password.
Let’s say your password was aBcdefG now there are also two different variants of the same password that will allow you to login, for a total of three unique passwords.
- AbCDEFg (all the strings reversed case ~ capital to small and small to capital)
- Abcdefg (original password with the first letter only capitalized)
This is only for mobile devices, which sometimes capitalize the first character of a word.
On the matter Facebook said :
“Our passwords are not case-sensitive. We accept three forms of the user’s password to help overcome the most common reasons that authentic logins are rejected. In addition to the original password, we also accept the password if a user inadvertently has caps lock enabled or their mobile device automatically capitalizes the first character of the password. We feel this does not significantly impact the security of the user’s password or their account. Additionally, we do not store our passwords in plain text we use several encryption technologies and techniques to maintain the security of our information.”
Try it to login to your Facebook account and let us know if it worked for you in the comments!