Following on from last week’s hack, which required Evernote’s 50 million users to reset their passwords, Evernote has this week revealed that they are planning to implement a new optional Evernote two-factor authentication features across its note taking service.
The Evernote two-factor authentication is expected to be rolled out very soon to all of its users as fast as possible, and follow similar measures that were implement by the online cloud storage service Dropbox, after it experienced a security breach.
As well as Facebook, Google and other who have also opted to add extra security by adding two-factor authentication. The implementation of the new Evernote two-factor authentication would not stop a hack in the future, but would stop attackers from getting access to accounts even is they had decrypted the users passwords.
Evernote spokeswoman Ronda Scott explained : “We were already planning to roll out optional Evernote two-factor authentication to all of our users later this year,”-“We are accelerating those plans now.”
As soon as the new Evernote two-factor authentication system rolls out we will let you know.
Source: Information Week