04 Mar '13, 3pm

Evernote breaks own security rule in data-breach email

Evernote breaks own security rule in data-breach email

An elephant never forgets, unless it's the one in Evernote's logo. Evernote, the cloud-based note-taking and archiving service based in Redwood City, Calif., this weekend became the latest company to suffer a data breach resulting in the loss of customer information — including user names, email addresses and encrypted passwords. The company handled the breach well at first. Evernote sent an email to its estimated 50 million registered users explaining the situation, notifying users it had reset their passwords and informing them that it had been using fairly strong password encryption . Wisely, it also reminded customers to "Never click on 'reset password' requests in emails — instead go directly to the service." Whoops Not so wisely, Evernote then blew it. It included a password-reset link inside that very same alert email. Even worse, the link didn't point to the Everno...

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