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by: Carol~ March 4, 2013 7:12 AM PST

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NEWS - March 04, 2013

by Carol~ Moderator - 3/4/13 7:12 AM

Evernote Forces Password Reset for 50M Users

Online note-syncing service Evernote is forcing all of its 50 million users to reset their passwords after detecting suspicious activity on its network.

In an email message sent to users today and posted on its blog, Evernote said digital intruders gained accessed to customer usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords. The company says it has found no evidence that any of the content that users store in Evernote was accessed, changed or lost, and that there is no indication payment information for Evernote Premium or Business customers was accessed.

"Even though this information was accessed, the passwords stored by Evernote are protected by one-way encryption. (In technical terms, they are hashed and salted)," the company advised. "While our password encryption measures are robust, we are taking additional steps to ensure that your personal data remains secure. This means that, in an abundance of caution, we are requiring all users to reset their Evernote account passwords. Please create a new password by signing into your account on evernote.com."

Continued : http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/03/evernote-forces-password-reset-for-50m-users/

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