In a move that’s often more reactive than proactive these days, Evernote has shared plans to add two-factor authentication to its login process. This latest announcement follows last week’s hacking attack and subsequent site-wide password reset, and will be available to all of the site’s 50 million users beginning later this year, according to an InformationWeek report. It’s too early to say exactly how the Evernote team plans to implement the new security feature, whether through a dedicated app or text message password, but given the service’s scale, we can likely count out a hardware fob option, at least. For now, your best course of action is to create a secure password, or, if you’re especially paranoid, you may consider delaying your return until the security boost is in place.
Following Hack, Evernote Plans Two-Step Authentication
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).