Jump to content

Hacked Evernote account


Recommended Posts

Hi there, I just got a message that someone has successfully logged into my account from Morocco. This is not me.

The system said the login occurred from an Android phone. What if anything can the hacker access from a phone? Can they download any notes or can they simply just search within the existing notes? 

 

 

Link to post
  • Level 5*

Hi.  If someone gained access to the account,  they have exactly the same access that you would.  This may have just been a quick test to see if the account was vulnerable,  in which case you're not yet compromised;  but action is necessary to tighten up your security.

There are several ways to protect yourself - check for breaches here:
https://sec.hpi.de/ilc/?lang=en or  
https://haveibeenpwned.com/ 

and review other steps here:
https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004395487-What-to-do-if-you-suspect-unauthorized-access-to-your-Evernote-account

  • Like 1
Link to post
  • Level 5

... and the access can take place from any type of device, mimicking an Android phone, from any place, using a VPN to hide it. A hacker will probably run his attacks from a Linux or Windows desktop PC, manipulating the fingerprint to make it look as a mobile.

Who has access can search everything and download everything - this is why one needs to keep his login data safe. Only use strong and unique passwords, activate 2FA. 

Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...