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Google has announced that it has begun to notify administrators about how some passwords were inappropriately stored on its servers. Google says that its policy is to store user passwords with cryptographic hashes that mask passwords to ensure their security. However, Google recently notified a subset of its enterprise G Suite customers that some of the passwords had been stored in encrypted internal systems without hashes. Google notes that the issue affects business users only and that no free consumer accounts were affected. Google says that it is working with enterprise administrators of organizations that were affected to ensure that users reset their passwords. The search giant has conducted... Read more...
Google has already given its popular Gmail service a visual and functional overhaul, having refreshed the design in April of last year. It's also steadily been adding new features, such as Smart Compose and a native offline mode. Perhaps even better, Google is adding more options to the right-click context menu in Gmail. This is going to impact all G Suite users, who will have access to a wealth of more options with right-click on a Gmail message. Users will be able to reply to or forward an email with a single click from the main page, search for all emails from a particular sender, search for all emails with the same subject (if conversation mode is turned off), open multiple emails in multiple... Read more...
Google’s G Suite has long been a cheaper alternative to Microsoft’s Office 365 plans. However, this price gap is quickly shrinking. Google recently announced that it will be increasing the price of G Suite Basic and Business by 20 percent. This is the first time Google has upped the pricing in over a decade. G Suite Basic Edition will increase from $5 to $6 USD per user/month, while the Business edition will increase from $10 to $12 per user/month. There will be a few pricing adjustments based off of the markets in various regions. The new pricing will be effective starting April 2nd, and users will receive an email about their domains no later than February 28th. G Suite Enterprise... Read more...
Some of Google's major services unexpectedly went offline for a period of time on Monday, apparently resulting from a tiny ISP in Nigeria inadvertently hijacking certain internet traffic. Referred to as a BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) hijack, traffic that should have found its way to Google's servers instead pinged Nigerian ISP MainOne Cable Company. At issue is that MainOne Cable was hosting over 200 Google network prefixes, resulting in traffic not going to where it was supposed to. This is what we know: Starting at 2018-11-12 21:12 UTC Nigerian ISP AS37282 'MainOne Cable Company' leaked 212 @google prefixes to China telecom. Causing traffic to be redirected and dropped. Leaked BGP Paths via... Read more...
Most word processing programs will go through your work and at least perform a spellcheck, looking for misspelled words that you do not want appearing on your final document. Others look for mistakes in grammar. Google is implementing the latter into Docs as part of a sweeping G Suite update, and what is interesting about Google's implementation is that it uses machine learning to identify grammatical errors. "It can be tricky at times to catch things like spelling and grammatical errors that inadvertently change the meaning of a sentence. That’s why we’re introducing grammar suggestions in Docs. To solve grammar corrections, we use a unique machine translation-based approach to recognize... Read more...
Dropbox will now meld with the Google Cloud, bringing users "one step closer to a world where our work comes together." Dropbox says that it will soon start to roll out a series of integrations that aim to make it easier to use its cloud storage service more effectively with Google productivity and collaboration tools. These integrations will include centralized content, which means that Dropbox users will be able to open, edit, save, share, and create Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Users will also be able to directly save content from Google's office applications to their Dropbox account. Dropbox Business admins will be able to manage Docs, Sheets, and Slide just as they can with any... Read more...
Google has been making strides over the years to make its Gmail application even more versatile for its millions of users. Earlier this week, Gmail for Android gained the ability to send and receive payments via Google Wallet integration. Now, the desktop Gmail interface is able to stream video attachments straight from your browser window. Previously, you were forced to first download a video attachment to your computer and then play it back using your app of choice. Now, however, you will see a thumbnail preview of the video attachment and will be able to stream it directly without going through that intermediary download step. Attachments still have to adhere to Google’s 50MB file limit (this... Read more...