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Evernote Hacked

In yet another high profile hacking attack, the Cloud-based archiving and notetaking service has been hit. The user information taken included passwords, user Ids and e-mail addresses.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/04/evernote_password_reset/

Don’t be tempted to think it doesn’t matter because you don’t put anything into Evernote. If you’ve got an account with them, those details can be used by sophisticated hackers to cross reference with other hacking incidents to weaken still other systems where you really might care.

DMU staff that have accounts on LinkedIn are strongly advised to change their account passwords immediately. The Governance Team in ITMS has produced a document with advice on how to create and remember a strong password available from https://sites.google.com/a/myapps.dmu.ac.uk/isas/policies.

Posted in Data Protection Act, Information Security.

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