Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads
Recommended Download



Welcome to the Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads, YOUR Largest Resource for Windows Vista related information.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so , join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Driver Scanner

Evernote Security Issue, (Sat, Mar 2nd)

Security News






Speedup My PC
Reply
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-02-2013
Steve's Avatar
Moderator
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Emerald Isle
Posts: 86,907
Steve has a brilliant futureSteve has a brilliant futureSteve has a brilliant futureSteve has a brilliant futureSteve has a brilliant futureSteve has a brilliant futureSteve has a brilliant futureSteve has a brilliant futureSteve has a brilliant futureSteve has a brilliant futureSteve has a brilliant future
Thanks: 24
Thanked 176 Times in 44 Posts
Evernote Security Issue, (Sat, Mar 2nd)
Evernote, a popular app for note taking and archiving, reported that they had a security incident. As a part of their incident response and operational security monitoring, their staff noted that the compromise had occured and that the attackers were actively attempting to access secured areas of their system. While they did not have evidence of sensitive data being compromised, user profile data (passwords, email addresses and similar) has likely been. In response, they are forcing all user credentials to be changed.

From an incident response point of view, I will have to commend Evernote for how they are handling the situation.

It appears that their security operations was able to detect the incident in a reasonable period of time (within a day). In addition, their communications/PR arm responded with good initial recommendations in the news article. And while there is not much technical information yet, they were able to limit some of the questions about how they stored passwords (one way hash with salting). It is my guess that Evernote has been preparing for the eventuality that a security breach would occur, and prepared all of the appropriate parties to respond.

Protect, Detect, Respond, Recover. Remember to not just focus on one or two of these within the continuum.

And if you use Evernote, change your credentials soon to limit your personal exposure.



--

Scott Fendley ISC Handler
(c) SANS Internet Storm Center. http://isc.sans.edu Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

More...
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thousands of Evernote users affected by data loss Steve Security News 0 08-10-2010 04:10
Possible security issue in IE8 //erlin! microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general 4 10-04-2009 05:07
EverNote 3.1.0.1212 Bizsoft Business Software Feed 0 07-17-2009 20:30
The New Evernote Is Backup for Your Brain Steve General Technology News 0 03-15-2008 01:50
security issue K Hazen microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 2 03-01-2007 08:58




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 22:36.




Driver Scanner - Free Scan Now

Vistaheads.com is part of the Heads Network. See also XPHeads.com , Win7Heads.com and Win8Heads.com.


Design by Vjacheslav Trushkin for phpBBStyles.com.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120