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Google kept some passwords stored in plain text for years

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Published May 23, 2019, 10:31 am IST
Updated May 23, 2019, 10:31 am IST
This happened due to an error Google made while implementing a certain password recovery mechanism.
Google said that it has notified a subset of its enterprise G Suite customers about the passwords.
 Google said that it has notified a subset of its enterprise G Suite customers about the passwords.

Google has admitted that it stored passwords of some of its G Suite customers unhashed for years.

In the official blog, Google said that it has notified a subset of its enterprise G Suite customers about the passwords which were stored without cryptographic hashes that mask them.

 

This happened due to an error Google made while implementing a certain password recovery mechanism for enterprise users back in 2005. Google said that has there has not been any improper access or misuse of these plain-text passwords.

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