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Slack exposes companies’ team names to outsiders, but it’s a feature, not a bug

08/10/2014

There’s a bit of chatter today about an apparent Slack vulnerability that allows people to snoop around other companies to find (...)
There’s a bit of chatter today about an apparent Slack vulnerability that allows people to snoop around other companies to find out what group they have on the service. However, it’s not technically a vulnerability, as Slack has been aware of the issue since at least August and has even called it a feature. When Twitter designer Paul Stamatiou pointed out the issue on August 15, Slack’s official Twitter account responded with this statement (condensed from multiple tweets): That’s true. It’s a tradeoff between usability & keeping the team names a secret, since each team has its own accounts. With... This story continues at The Next Web The post Slack exposes companies’ team names to outsiders, but it’s a feature, not a bug appeared first on The Next Web. There’s a bit of chatter today about an apparent Slack vulnerability that allows people to snoop around other companies to find out what group they have on the service. However, it’s not technically a vulnerability, as Slack has been aware of the issue since at least August and has even called it a feature. When Twitter designer Paul Stamatiou pointed out the issue on August 15, Slack’s official Twitter account responded with this statement (condensed from multiple tweets): That’s true. It’s a tradeoff between usability & keeping the team names a secret, since each team has its own accounts. With... This story continues at The Next Web The post Slack exposes companies’ team names to outsiders, but it’s a feature, not a bug appeared first on The Next Web.
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