PSA: if you use Slack on Android, you might want to update your password

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You might want to change your Slack password if you used the app on Android. According to an email sent out by the company and published by Android Police, the Android version of the Slack app stored users’ credentials in plain text between December 21st and January 21st, theoretically meaning other apps on your phone could have had access to them. Slack says it hasn’t seen any unauthorized access, and that it’s already emailed all affected users and invalidated their passwords — so if you had to enter in a new password when you opened the app, that could be why.

After we published this story, the company reached out to clarify that it believes your passwords were still secure — the logs would be private unless users had a rooted phone…

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