Evernote hacked: passwords and emails made vulnerable, system-wide password reset in motion

Evernote Hacked

It’s not been a good week for Evernote. Firstly there was the app update causing iPads to crash on launch, and then this. Two days ago, Evernote caught some suspicious activity going on and started investigating, to find that user accounts and passwords had all potentially been made vulnerable. Thankfully, it doesn’t appear as though any Evernote premium payment details were used by third parties, so it’s not as serious as it could have been.

“On February 28th, the Evernote Operations & Security team became aware of unusual and potentially malicious activity on the Evernote service that warranted a deeper look. We discovered that a person or persons had gained access to usernames, email addresses and encrypted user passwords. In our ongoing analysis, we have found no evidence that there has been unauthorized access to the contents of any user account or to any payment information of Evernote Premium and Evernote Business customers” 

What it means now is that every single user will have to reset their passwords. If you’re an Evernote user, head on over to the instructions on the company’s blog to find out how to change your password.

Via: SlashGear

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  • Mark__C

    @familysimpson Yeah my password was reset earlier. Btw did you see specimen N 5 Computing Science paper http://t.co/DpgRF7YRqw

  • familysimpson

    @Mark__C no, thanks for that!

  • familysimpson

    @Mark__C just read through. second section looks quite good incl. formatting (less guidelines!). Still a big focus on remembering lists tho

  • familysimpson

    @Mark__C … which are not the fundamentals of computing science!