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Google Stored Passwords Of G suite Users in Plain-Text format for 14 Years

Google unknowingly stored its G Suite users passwords in plain text on its servers that means any Google employee who has the permission to access  the servers could have read the passwords

G Suite is a brand of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools, software and products developed by Google

Google revealed that its G Suite platform mistakenly stored unhashed passwords due to a bug In a password recovery.

Google also says that the plain text passwords were stored not on the open Internet but on its own secure encrypted servers and that the company guaranteed that none of the users password being improperly accessed or used. Google also clarifies that the bug was only been affected to users of its G Suite apps for businesses and that no free version of Google accounts like Gmail were affected.

Google states that the company would be automatically resetting passwords for those users who do not change their passwords

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