Security

Google's Code For Authentication System Stolen In Attacks

Need a good motivator to use different passwords for each site and pick passwords that aren’t easily hacked? How about learning that, during the January security breach in China, Google’s password and authentication system, “Gaia,” was compromised by hackers.

Google states that the intruders didn’t get access to actual passwords, and they’ve been moving swiftly to make changes to Gaia ever since, but having access to Google’s Gaia source code could pose problems to the search giant down the line—and users who once believed at least one cloud-based server system was mostly unbreakable.


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