Google stored unhashed passwords due to an implementation error


Google has been storing passwords in plain text since at least 2005 due to an error in the implementation of a feature that allows users to manually set and recover passwords.
Google confirmed that there has been no evidence of any improper access to or misuse of the impacted G Suite passwords.

What is the issue?


Google accidentally stored unhashed passwords for some of its G suite users for almost 14 years due to an implementation error.


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Google has been storing passwords in plain text since at least 2005 due to an error ..