Change the password if you use this popular tool
If you use Slack on Android you have to change your password, the latest bug detected endangers your privacy.
When a few weeks ago we shared the 5 tips from the FBI to protect your passwords, there was one that we found especially interesting: do not change your password if there is no problem. However, in How much do they tell you that there has been a mishap, is the first thing you should do. These messages should not be ignored.
Slack has alerted of a problem with your application on Android phones that has lasted from December 21 to January 21 and that allowed other applications to access the information stored in this popular tool.
With the rise of teleworking, Slack has become a popular solution for teams to communicate privately. With a free version and a paid version, it is a very useful way to organize yourself, but it must also be as private as possible and with the failure suffered, this is not the case, but all the information can be exposed.
Although the email that Slack has sent to many users has been mistaken as another phishing attempt by some, in The Verge clarify that this is not the case: the failure has actually been suffered and You have to follow the steps to change the password, it is not enough just to update the application.
Perform password change is very easy. Just click on the profile photo in the upper right, enter View profile , click on Plus and then access the Account settings. In that section you can change the password, which it will also be modified for the other teams where you use Slack beyond the mobile.
Following the advice recommended by the different applications in order to protect private information is essential, so You should not ignore what we are telling you, whether or not you have received the warning email that Slack has sent to a large number of users.