Evernote: 'All of Your Passwords Got Stolen So We'll Hurry Up With That Better Security'

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Evernote was forced to reset passwords for all its users over the weekend after noticing something fishy. Now, the company says it will adopt two-factor authentication to prevent further mishaps. Finally!

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InformationWeek reports a statement from a company spokesman claiming that two-factor authentication was on the way all along. After the hack, the plans are "accelerating". We would hope so.

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Two-factor authentication isn't impossible to crack, but it sure makes your account a little harder to infiltrate than without. All companies should take this cue. *cough Twitter cough* We've asked Evernote about what method of authentication it plans to use, and when you can expect the new security to kick in. We'll update when we hear back. [InformationWeek]

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At least they've identified the problem, made it transparent to their users, and have vowed to close it (From my perspective anyhow). It's a blemish on them, that's for sure, but they seem to have handled it pretty well.