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50 Million Passwords Changed Following Data Breach

Evernote issues password reset to 50 million users after a data breach

Monday, March 04, 2013
The operations and security team at Evernote, a Web-based note-taking, sharing and archiving service, has ordered a password reset for all 50 million Evernote subscribers. The reset comes following a data breach allowing hackers to access to names, emails and encrypted passwords of Evernote users, according to InformationWeek.

Evernote released a statement ensuring users that payment information for premium servicers was not accessed by the hackers. The password reset is an additional step of caution to secure each user's personal data.

This marks the second time a social platform issued a password reset due to Internet hackers. On Feb. 1, Twitter reset more than 250,000 passwords after hackers gained access to the email addresses of users.

To safeguard your business and customers from the effects of data breaches, read Brian McGinley's blog, the CEO of IDT911 Consulting.

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