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Founded Year

2009

Stage

Acq - P2P | Acquired

Total Raised

$1.267B

Valuation

$0000 

Revenue

$0000 

About Slack Technologies

Slack Technologies (NYSE: WORK) offers a team communication platform in one place that is instantly searchable and available wherever.On July 21, 2021, Slack Technologies was acquired by Salesforce.7B.

Slack Technologies Headquarters Location

500 Howard Street

San Francisco, California, 94105,

United States

415-805-8989

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Slack Technologies Patents

Slack Technologies has filed 282 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Social networking services
  • Wireless networking
  • Videotelephony
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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

7/24/2020

7/19/2022

Free instant messaging clients, Unix file system technology, Rotating disc computer storage media, Windows instant messaging clients, Serial buses

Grant

Application Date

7/24/2020

Grant Date

7/19/2022

Title

Related Topics

Free instant messaging clients, Unix file system technology, Rotating disc computer storage media, Windows instant messaging clients, Serial buses

Status

Grant

Latest Slack Technologies News

A Slack Bug Exposed Some Users’ Hashed Passwords for 5 Years

Aug 6, 2022

The exposure of cryptographically scrambled passwords isn’t a worst-case scenario—but it isn’t great, either. Photograph:  David Paul Morris/Getty Images To revist this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories . The office communication platform Slack is known for being easy and intuitive to use. But the company said on Friday that one of its low-friction features contained a vulnerability, now fixed, that exposed cryptographically scrambled versions of some users' passwords. When users created or revoked a link—known as a “shared invite link”—that others could use to sign up for a given Slack workspace, the command also inadvertently transmitted the link creator's hashed password to other members of that workspace. The flaw impacted the password of anyone who made or scrubbed a shared invite link over a five-year period, between April 17, 2017, and July 17, 2022. Slack, which is now owned by Salesforce, says a security researcher disclosed the bug to the company on July 17, 2022. The errant passwords weren't visible anywhere in Slack, the company notes, and could have only been apprehended by someone actively monitoring relevant encrypted network traffic from Slack's servers. Though the company says it's unlikely that the actual content of any passwords were compromised as a result of the flaw, it notified impacted users on Thursday and forced password resets for all of them. Slack said the situation impacted about 0.5 percent of its users. In 2019 the company said it had more than 10 million daily active users, which would mean roughly 50,000 notifications. By now, the company may have nearly doubled that number of users. Some users who had passwords exposed throughout the five years may not still be Slack users today. “We immediately took steps to implement a fix and released an update the same day the bug was discovered, on July 17th, 2022,” the company said in a statement. “Slack has informed all impacted customers and the passwords for impacted users have been reset.” The company did not respond to questions from WIRED by press time about which hashing algorithm it used on the passwords or whether the incident has prompted broader assessments of Slack's password-management architecture. “It's unfortunate that in 2022 we're still seeing bugs that are clearly the result of failed threat modeling,” says Jake Williams, director of cyber-threat intelligence at the security firm Scythe. “While applications like Slack definitely perform security testing, bugs like this that only come up in edge case functionality still get missed. And obviously, the stakes are very high when it comes to sensitive data like passwords.” The situation underscores the challenge of designing flexible and usable web applications that also silo and limit access to high-value data like passwords. If you received a notification from Slack, change your password, and make sure you have two-factor authentication turned on. You can also view the access logs for your account. Most Popular

  • When was Slack Technologies founded?

    Slack Technologies was founded in 2009.

  • Where is Slack Technologies's headquarters?

    Slack Technologies's headquarters is located at 500 Howard Street, San Francisco.

  • What is Slack Technologies's latest funding round?

    Slack Technologies's latest funding round is Acq - P2P.

  • How much did Slack Technologies raise?

    Slack Technologies raised a total of $1.267B.

  • Who are the investors of Slack Technologies?

    Investors of Slack Technologies include Salesforce, Dragoneer Investment Group, General Atlantic, T. Rowe Price, Baillie Gifford & Co. and 28 more.

  • Who are Slack Technologies's competitors?

    Competitors of Slack Technologies include Discord, Mattermost, Give & Take, Swit, Amity, Rocket.Chat, Unifize, Loop Team, Qiscus, ChatWork and 24 more.

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