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Google has revealed it had left some business users’ passwords exposed in plain text.

In a blog post on Tuesday, the tech giant said it had discovered the issue in Google’s popular enterprise product, G Suite, back in January. 

When stored in a system, passwords are cryptographically hashed — scrambled into a random-looking assortment of numbers — which make it near-impossible to try and guess what it is. 

The bug, which had existed since 2005, stored an unhashed, plain text copy of the password in G Suite’s administration console. The console had allowed administrators to reset a password for a user, in case they forgot it, but Google said the function no longer exists. Read more…

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The Google Play Store is nagging some users to get rid of old apps

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There have been a handful of updates to the Google Play Store’s operation that garnered headlines in recent days, such as the news that apps’ rating calculations will start being more heavily weighted toward the most recent user ratings. Meanwhile, some users have started seeing something new from the Play Store — a notification gently reminding them to remove apps they may have downloaded years ago and long since stopped using.

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According to the study, the Pixel 3 is a solid enough handset that it’s convincing plenty of Samsung owners to switch over to a device that offers a pure Android experience. It turns out that a little more than half of the buyers this study classifies as having switched over to the Pixel 3 (51%) were former Samsung handset owners.

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Bumble users can now filter potential dates by zodiac sign, so our apologies to Geminis

Bumble users can now filter potential dates by zodiac sign, so our apologies to Geminis


Bumble users can now filter potential dates by zodiac sign, so our apologies to Geminis

Bumble will make sure your next match is written in the stars. The dating app now allows users to filter potential dates by their zodiac signs. So, our deepest apologies to Geminis. In a new feature quietly rolled out in mid-December, Bumble users now have the option to exclude certain zodiac signs in the advanced filters section. The update comes at the heels of the app’s update that allowed users to disclose their astrological sign earlier that month.

Here’s a look at Bumble’s astrologically savage update.

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Bumble’s filters allow users to fill out icons reflective of a user’s personal life, such as political leanings, lifestyle preferences, and faith to ensure the best match. So, it makes total sense that a zodiac feature has inevitably been added to the line-up.

Naturally, users were elated about the new feature. After all, astrological compatibility is a very real concern. What if an Aries unknowingly swiped for a Libra? Apocalyptic.

Be advised that the feature only works for users who have disclosed their zodiac signs. So, the probability of swiping for a Scorpio is still likely. Love is an astrological battlefield, friends.

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