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Evernote Hacked, Users Should Reset Passwords

Submitted by on March 3, 2013 – 10:18 am2 Comments

Popular cloud-based note taking system Evernote has been hacked, the site reports. As a precaution, they are requiring all users to reset their passwords.

In a blog post on their site, Evernote reports that their security team detected an attempt to compromise user data. While they state that no personal or payment information was accessed, Evernote does admit that the hackers gained access to “user information,” like user names, email addresses, and encrypted passwords. But the site is confident that their encryption will hold up.

Evernote allows users to store things like photos, video, audio, and webpages in the cloud, and access them from multiple computers and devices.

Hacks on major websites are becoming an increasingly common occurrence. The BBC lists some recent ones:

n February, Apple revealed a “small number” of its computers had been hacked, but added there was no sign of data theft.

The hack came a week after social-networking firm Facebook said it had traced a cyber-attack back to China after some of its employee laptops were hacked.

A month ago, micro-blogging website Twitter announced it had been the victim of a security breach which compromised the accounts of 250,000 users.

Business networking site LinkedIn was also the victim of a hacking attempt last year, asking many users to reset their passwords.

What do you think? Do you feel safe using popular websites?

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