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Google saved passwords for many years in the clear

Google has the passwords of a number of business users for fourteen years unencrypted stored, the company informs Wednesday on his blog.

Tech encrypt sensitive information on servers to protect against hackers. This example, stolen passwords, not just to read, without the necessary keys.

A security error has resulted in passwords of a number of G Suite users without encryption were kept. This would be a hacker, these passwords can easily see if they were stolen.

According to Google, there is no evidence that hackers have had access to the unencrypted passwords. Affected users are encouraged to have their passwords reset.

Not the first with insecure passwords

G Suite is a package for business customers, enabling companies to apps and services in Google can decrease. It is not known how many users exactly because of the security error have been taken.

Google is not the first company to use passwords without encryption turns out to keep. Recently discovered by security researchers that Facebook did the same with between 200 million and 600 million user passwords. That leak is now plugged. Twitter kept until may 2018, the passwords of all the users unsecure.

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