Again password theft, today: Evernote * Update *




Again password theft, today: Evernote * Update *

The notebook service Evernote informs its users via email and Around blog post about intrusion into their network in which the attackers had access to usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords. Therefore, now all users of Evernote set their password again.
Again password theft, today: Evernote * Update *

While the company assures that the password data are encrypted and it also can not access the data stored in the notebooks or the payment information of the users have given this serious incident remains nevertheless. Especially since it was not the first and certainly not the last burglary service at a large (cloud).

Every Evernote user now has the next login to the website enter a new password and change it then used in all apps. Of course it apply the tips that apply to any case, it should not be easy to guess, numbers and special characters, for each service and each site a separate password can be assigned and in dealing with links either by mail or chat is of course a good deal of suspicion attached.

Update: Evernote has just sent an official press release

Estimated Evernote users

The Evernote Operations & Security Team have found suspicious activity on the network and block Evernote that provide a coordinated attempt to equal access to the secure area of ​​the Evernote service.

As a precaution to protect your information, we decided to force a password reset. Details and a description of the steps given below.

Our security checks have not shown that accessed your data, they have been changed or deleted. Acitvate no payment information from Evernote Evernote Premium and Business customers have been consulted.

The checks have shown, however, that it was the responsible persons possible to gain access to user information, such as usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords. Although access to passwords is done, we want to emphasize that all passwords of the Evernote service are protected by a one-way encryption. (In technical terms Hashed and Salted.)

Even if the password encryption is robust in our service, we take our responsibility seriously and want to ensure the protection of your data against unauthorized access. That is why we are pushing for all Evernote users the password reset. Please change your password immediately via the web access .

After logging in to the Evernote Web service, you’ll be prompted to set a new password. Once you have made the change of password, you must enter it in all applications you Evernote apps also new.

As this incident and other incidents in recent times with other major services show such attacks are unfortunately increasingly trying. We are aware of this and take our responsibility very seriously to protect your data from unauthorized access, so we are constantly working on our security system and – to improve standards and increase. Your privacy is our utmost objective!

There are some important steps you can follow to keep your data, back up on the use of Evernote beyond:

Do not use simple passwords that consist of actual words;
Never use the same password on multiple sites or for multiple services;
Never click “Reset Password” in e-mails, go to more directly on the website of the respective service

For the inconvenience, which are connected with the password change, we apologize. However, we are convinced that this step helps to ensure the safety of the Evernote service and to increase further. If you have questions, please contact our support team to get in touch .


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