Joanna wrote a fantastic article recently about cloud-sync apps for e-book fans. One of the apps she wrote about was Evernote, one of my personal “must have” apps. If you are an Evernote user, you might have run into a problem yesterday or today where suddenly, and with no explanation, you were required to change your password.
According to the Evernote blog, they discovered that they’d been hacked.
Evernote’s Operations & Security team has discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the Evernote network that appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access secure areas of the Evernote Service.
As a precaution to protect your data, we have decided to implement a password reset.
Good on Evernote for discovering the hack and for responding. Not so good: Changing your password in all your various Evernote apps was a pain. Fortunately, they’ve released an update to all their mobile apps to make it easier; I’ve used it, and it works.
So if you’re one of those people who waits for a while to update your apps, don’t wait. Update Evernote quickly and change your password.