• Google kept unencrypted, plaintext copies of some G suite business customer passwords on its servers for more than ten years

    3 monthes ago - By Chron

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    Google accidentally kept un-encrypted user passwords belonging to its enterprise customers on its internal servers for a period of more than a decade, the company revealed in a corporate blog post on Tuesday.
    "We recently notified a subset of our enterprise G Suite customers that some passwords were stored in our encrypted internal systems unhashed," Suzanne Frey, Google Cloud VP of Engineering wrote.
    The implementation error causing the issue happened 2005 and according to TechCrunch, wasn't discovered until April of this year.
    Google did not estimate how many user accounts were...
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  • Google says some G Suite user passwords were stored in plaintext since 2005

    Google says some G Suite user passwords were stored in plaintext since 2005

    3 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Google says a small number of its enterprise customers mistakenly had their passwords stored on its systems in plaintext.
    The search giant disclosed the exposure Tuesday but declined to say exactly how many enterprise customers were affected. “We recently notified a subset of our enterprise G Suite customers that some passwords were stored in our encrypted internal systems unhashed,” said Google vice president of engineering Suzanne Frey.
    Passwords are typically scrambled using a hashing algorithm to prevent them from being read by humans. G Suite administrators are able to manually...
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