Administrators Evernote accelerate the adoption of two-factor authentication after hacker attack
This decision of the company due to the recent security incidents in which hackers managed to compromise the personal data of 50 million users.
Evernote accelerates the implementation of two-factor authentication for the users of the service due to a recent security incident, in which hackers stole names, encrypted passwords, and e-mail clients.
March 2 this year, the administration of the service, specializing in cloud storage, reported that unknown attackers were able to access the internal network and compromise the personal data of about 50 million users.
The company has planned to implement a mandatory two-factor authentication for users in the future, but now, these intentions have extra incentive, and the process has accelerated, assured the representative of Evernote.
Generally, two-factor authentication involves the use of time code to be specified along with the login and password. For example, this code can be sent as an SMS or generated by a separate application, such as Google Authenticator.
Among other expected improvements in the security service representatives Evernote noted "significant upgrade for additional encryption function", including an update algorithms.
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