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Google kept some passwords stored in plain text for years

ANI | Updated: May 22, 2019 21:37 IST

California [USA], May 22 (ANI): 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. (ANI)