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Google Has Been 'Accidentally' Storing Passwords in Plaintext Since 2005

has been "accidentally" stored user passwords in plaintext. G Suite users. ' G Suite users may want to think about alternative cloud computing options. Apparently, Google has been storing passwords in plaintext due to a bug. Google ” width=”1024″ height=”683″ srcset=”https://3xz7gj47vd1t2zgr1q19hmwl-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/shutterstock_169451723-1024×683.jpg 1024w, https://3xz7gj47vd1t2zgr1q19hmwl-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/shutterstock_169451723-300×200.jpg 300w, https://3xz7gj47vd1t2zgr1q19hmwl-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/shutterstock_169451723-768×512.jpg 768w, https://3xz7gj47vd1t2zgr1q19hmwl-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/shutterstock_169451723.jpg 1140w, https://3xz7gj47vd1t2zgr1q19hmwl-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/shutterstock_169451723-750×500.jpg 750w” sizes=”(max-width: 1024px) 100vw, 1024px”/> Bad Google Google typically stores its …

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Google has stored the passwords of some users for years in plain text

Google accidentally saved company passwords in plain text. Image: Chesnot / Getty Images By Johnny Lieu 2019-05-22 04:29:53 UTC 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 …

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Google has stored some passwords in plain text for fourteen years

In a blog post today, Google announced that a bug was recently discovered that resulted in some parts of G Suite users storing their passwords in plain text. The error has occurred since 2005. According to Google, however, no indication can be found that the password of another user was not properly accessed. Resetting potentially affected passwords and informing G …

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Since 2005, Google has stored some passwords in plain text

It happened again: Google announced today that it is the latest technology company to accidentally store user passwords unprotected in plain text. G Suite users, watch out. Google states that the error has affected "a small percentage of G Suite users". This means that it does not affect individual consumer accounts but some business and corporate accounts that have their …

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WiFi Finder Android App displays WiFi passwords for the home

Photo: Tom Pennington / Getty Thousands of people calling an application called WiFi Finder To identify the public Wi-Fi hotspots and provide login credentials, they inadvertently transferred their own home-user Wi-Fi passwords to the app's database, which has now been leaked online. Le sigh . TechCrunch reported Monday that the app, which appears to be in China, has been used …

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A complete guide to sharing HBO passwords

It's April, and a very special chill is in the air: Game of Thrones Season 8 is about to premiere, and your tragic donkey does not have an HBO account. Fortunately, someone you almost certainly know has an account. The only real question then is how cool HBO is when people share passwords. The short answer? Somehow. The long answer …

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Facebook has asked some users for their email passwords why not

Bloomberg / Getty Images As corporate executives try to rename Facebook as a data protection company, the company appears to be still striving to establish a privacy culture internally and with third-party developers. As Kevin Poulson of the Daily Beast reported on April 2, some new Facebook users were asked to provide both their email address and email password to …

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Owners make passwords, not callable

NFL owners voted Tuesday night to agree to a rule proposal that allows for the review of offensive and defensive pass entrances, including no calls. Coaches can challenge these calls in the first 28 minutes of each half. In the last two minutes of each half, these calls are subject to a state examination. This rule change only applies to …

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Google's new Chrome extension will check if your passwords are still safe

A new Google Chrome extension called Password Checkup automatically checks to see if your passwords have been revealed in a privacy violation. Once installed, the extension will check all credentials you use – Google says that most US sites are supported – with a database of around four billion usernames and passwords, and alerts you when a match is found. …

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