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Google Admits It Stored "Some" Passwords in Plain Text Since 2005

Softpedia Wednesday, 22 May 2019 ()
Google Admits It Stored Some Passwords in Plain Text Since 2005Google revealed that an unspecified number of passwords of G Suite users were stored in plain text for many years. At this point, you’re probably wondering what the heck is G Suite? And you would be right to do so. If you’re just a regular Google user, you have nothing to worry about because G Suite is a set of tools for companies that incorporates cloud computing, productivity, and collaboration software developed by Google. In theory, the problem might not be all that significant, but we have to take a look at the context. It’s not that the passwords were stored in plain text, something that happened to other companies over the years; it’s that this problem has been around since 2005. A little too late to the party The phrase “we take security very seriously” is used way too often by companies after their data was compromised or after some security breach is discovered. Users are always being asked to change their passwords because companies do...
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