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Evernote breach and password reset


A worldwide password reset has been issued this Saturday due to a breach on Evernote’s security.

50.000.000 passwords have been reset and Evernote’s Operations & Security team sent out a statement explaining to users about the plan they set in motion to protect their and the users data.

In the post below issued by Evernote, they transparently explain what happened and what they experienced.

The post should answer all questions but if you have any below feel free to ask.

Again we must emphasize the importance of password security and that the following rules still apply:

  • Avoid using simple passwords based on dictionary words
  • Never use the same password on multiple sites or services
  • Never click on ‘reset password’ requests in e-mails—instead go directly to the service

2013 – The year of hacks

For anyone paying attention to the security scene this year it comes as no surprise that a lot of tech companies are struggling with their security. There has been a massive wave of attempts to gain access to Fortune 500 company servers.

Last month we wrote about the Java security issue where lots of vulnerabilities were disocvered and another intrusion was discovered at Twitter.

We encourage all to take the measurements Evernote has described and also change the password for sites where you’ve used the same password.

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