Evernote, the popular cross-platform note-taking service, has issued a global password reset for all users following the discovery of suspicious activity described as a coordinated attempt to gain access to their system. In an email sent out to users by the company, Evernote said:
You can also read the Evernote Blog (opens in new tab) post on the issue for more.
This is only the latest such disclosure from a major online service provider. If you're not already, make sure you get a password manager app (I use 1Password, others like Lastpass, but there are many options). Then, make sure you have unique, robust passwords for every service you use. It might seem like a pain in the ass, but having your accounts compromised can be a nightmare. So do it.
If you're an Evernote user, go change your password now.
More: Evernote Blog (opens in new tab)
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Their servers must be slammed. I cannot log in at all to change my password. What a mess.
Seems to work now.
The password change process was pretty straightforward. Whew. Some day I might actually use the app. Installed it, signed up, had it for over a year, and have never used it.
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