Evernote Used Substandard Cryptography

By Robert Vamosi | March 6, 2013 2:12:22 AM PST

The note-syncing service Evernote suffered a data breach last week, and security experts say it didn't need to happen.

According to Ars Technica Evernote used MD5 cryptographic algorithm to convert user passwords into one-way hashes before storing them in a database, which, say the experts, also made an attacker's job of cracking the hashes much easier by allowing billions of guesses per second. Even adding a cryptographic salt is considered a poor practice.

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