While writing some of my articles last night, the login screen of Evernote suddenly prompts me to login. I was under the impression that something went wrong so I tried to re-login 2 times but failed. Finally, I clicked on the link that says ‘Forgot your password’ (which is the only and last option for anyone to get his/her account back by doing a password reset.
In the meanwhile, i got this tweet by Evernote “Password reset emails were sent to all Evernote users. Please go to http://evernote.com to reset your password.“
Later on, i read the article “Evernote Saw First Signs Of Hacking by Techcrunch and Security Notice by Evernote on their blog. Evernote’s CEO and Founder Phil Libin also said that there is nothing to worry in fact here is his message to all Evernote users.
We just pushed out a password reset, so the servers are going to be saturated for a bit,” he wrote. “Everything is up, although response is choppy. There’s no threat to user data that we’re aware of.
The following screenshot of my own Evernote account after doing a password reset shows everything is there as before.
I think you should take the following precautions by Evernote just to keep your accounts healthy as this is a generic guidelines which can be applied for Email, Bloggers, Web Hosting or even Social networking accounts.
- Avoid using simple passwords based on dictionary words
- Never use the same password on multiple sites or services
- Never click on ‘reset password’ requests in emails — instead go directly to the service
Read this article Evernote to Organize your Text Content Efficiently if you are new to Evernote.