Google stored some G Suite passwords in unhashed form for 14 years

    Date22 May 2019
    CategoryPrivacy
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    Posted ByBrittany Day

    Google revealed that it recently discovered a bug that caused a subset of its enterprise G Suite customers to have their passwords stored in an unhashed — albeit encrypted — form for about 14 years.

    “This is a G Suite issue users only — no free consumer Google accounts were affected — and we are working with enterprise administrators to ensure that their users reset their passwords,” Google said in a blog post disclosing the security lapse.

    The company failed to specify exactly how many customers were affected this way. However, it went on to stress that it didn’t find any evidence of improper access.

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    Google revealed that it recently discovered a bug that caused a subset of its enterprise G Suite customers to have their passwords stored in an unhashed — albeit encrypted — form for about 14 years.

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    “This is a G Suite issue users only — no free consumer Google accounts were affected — and we are working with enterprise administrators to ensure that their users reset their passwords,” Google said in a blog post disclosing the security lapse.

    The company failed to specify exactly how many customers were affected this way. However, it went on to stress that it didn’t find any evidence of improper access.

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    Google revealed that it recently discovered a bug that caused a subset of its enterprise G Suite customers to have their passwords stored in an unhashed — albeit encrypted — form for about 14 years.

    “This is a G Suite issue users only — no free consumer Google accounts were affected — and we are working with enterprise administrators to ensure that their users reset their passwords,” Google said in a blog post disclosing the security lapse.

    The company failed to specify exactly how many customers were affected this way. However, it went on to stress that it didn’t find any evidence of improper access.

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