On June 12th, 2019, reports emerged that a critical security flaw in the code of the Evernote Web Clipper Chrome extension may have given cybercriminals access to 4.6 million users’ online activity and personal information. The popular organizational software app’s vulnerability provided a potential gateway for hackers to leverage third-party websites and services to view and steal account credentials, financial information, private communications — essentially anything a person can do on the internet — and is the type of information that leaves a person susceptible to identity theft and fraud.
Cybersecurity firm, Guardio, discovered the flaw and disclosed it to Evernote officials, who then repaired the issue within one week of being notified. It is unclear how long users of the Chrome extension were exposed prior to the extension’s update.
Data Breach Resources to Stay Protected
If you use or have ever used Evernote Web Clipper, your personal and financial information may have been compromised. Make sure to install the Google extension update to patch the security flaw and stay watchful for fraudulent activity across your various accounts. Here are some additional resources to empower you and your family against identity crime:
- Password Strength Test
- ID Theft Protection Newsletter
- Data Breach News Summary (Table)
- 2019 Data Breaches – The Worst So Far
- 9 Tips for 2019 Data Breach Victims (Infographic)
- 7 Tips for Protecting Your Identity (Printable PDF)