If you use Slack on Android, reset your password now
- Slack found that one of its app versions on Android was storing passwords in plaintext, leaving affected users vulnerable.
- The company has fixed the bug and is now starting to intimate affected users to reset their passwords.
- Slack says there is no evidence of unauthorized or third-party access, but you will still have to reset your password as a precaution.
- Check out the latest news and updates on Business Insider.
According to a report by Android Police, Slack on Android has been found storing passwords in plaintext. Slack has mentioned this in an email sent out to affected users. Apparently, the bug was introduced in a version of Slack for Android and remained unfixed for a month.
Slack says that only a small subset of users was affected. The company notes that there is no evidence to suggest that this data was accessed by third-parties. The bug has now been fixed and the affected app version has been blocked.
If you were affected by this bug, you should receive an email from the company soon. Even otherwise, it might be wise to reset your password if you sign in to Slack manually.
How to reset my Slack password?
If you are still not comfortable clicking on the password reset link automatically sent by Slack, you can manually request your password to be reset and then set a new password yourself.
To reset your password manually, go to the Slack login page, login to your account, and set a new password.