Mar 4, 2013

50 Million Passwords Reset After Evernote Hack

How many of you use Evernote? Sundance McClure did a review of Evernote back in their younger days. I for one like good old fashioned Notepad++ for my note taking, but that's just me. Many more prefer a service like Evernote.

Anyway, apparently they were just a victim of an attack, and the company was forced to reset around 50 million of their user's passwords in response. From AP:

The Redwood City, California-based company said in a post published late Saturday that an attacker had been able to access sensitive customer information and that every user would have their account reset "in an abundance of caution." 
Evernote says the attacker was able to access an unspecified number of customers' encrypted passwords. Decoding such passwords can be difficult but is far from impossible. 
The company says it has seen no evidence that any customer data had been tampered with or that any payment information had been compromised.
Me being a sort of conspiracy theorist I think these sort of attacks will continue until the the government passes their CISPA bill that failed last year, but has recently just been re-introduced. If you haven't heard of CISPA, here is a video I did about it last year on Tech Chop:

I have the funniest feeling that once CISPA passes, these sort of attacks will magically stop. Don't you?

Are you an Evernote user? Did you have your password reset? Are you going to switch to another service now? Let us know in the comments.

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