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About a couple of months back, Evernote fell victim to a cyber attack where hackers gained access to privileged information like usernames, email ids and some encrypted passwords. The company has now announced that it has beefed up its security and introduced new measures like two-step authentication system, authorized apps and access history. Also Read - Evernote crosses 100 million users mark
Similar to the system introduced by Twitter last week, Evernote s two-step authentication system too sends a code to your mobile phone via a text message that you need to feed into the login screen. Alternatively, those who don t want to involve their phones can also make use of Google Authenticator to receive periodic security codes. This system is currently only available for Evernote s premium and business users and the company says, Once we ve optimized our processes and feel comfortable with our ability to support a wide audience, we will make it available to all users.
In addition to the above, Evernote has also introduced a new Authorized Apps list, which can be used to cut off a particular app s access in the event of one s computer getting hacked. Access can be later restored by providing the username and password.
Finally, users can also take advantage of the Access History feature that shows when the app was last accessed and where the person accessing it from, including the device s IP address. In case a user thinks something is fishy, he or she can immediately send the app into lockdown mode.