Sunday, March 3, 2013

Evernote Hacked: 50 Million Passwords Reset | Associated Press

When I checked email this morning I saw an email from Evernote in my Inbox notifying me of this security breach and advising me to change my password. I did so immediately. Then I checked my Evernote account and nothing seems missing or out of place.

It is situations like this that make me grateful that I switched to a password manager over a year ago. Because I use a password manager I only had to change one password on one website since I have a unique password with each online account.

This is the first time that I have received a direct advisory to change my password but I've changed my password in the past whenever I hear of a security breach such as Linked In even though I had no reason to believe I was affected.

Since all my passwords are unique, I never have to worry about my account security at other websites so I change one password and forget it.

One and done!

If you don't have a unique password for each online account, you really should implement that policy. And to do that, you need password manager.

Try it. You'll like it.

News from The Associated Press