Google has announced that the passwords of some business users have been disclosed in clear text.
In a blog post on Tuesday, the tech giant claimed to have discovered the problem in Google's popular enterprise product G Suite. in January.
When stored in a system, passwords are hashed cryptographically – scrambled into a random-looking set of numbers – making it almost impossible to guess what they are.
In the 2005 bug, an unencrypted copy of the password was stored in plain text in the G Suite Administration Console. The console allowed administrators to reset a password for a user who forgot it. However, according to Google, the feature is no longer available.
"This approach did not meet our standards," said Suzanne Frey,
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