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Uh oh eBay users, it's time to reset your password . . .

Wednesday, May 21, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

A password database for the online auction site eBay has been hacked and the passwords, names and other personal details of an undisclosed number of users are now in the hands of the bad guys, according to reports from multiple news sources.

A notice posted this morning to the company's blog advises users that they will be asked to change their passwords “later today.”

The company says it was the victim of “a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data.”

The company says it has “no evidence of the compromise resulting in unauthorized activity for eBay users, and no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information, which is stored separately in encrypted formats.”

eBay says it is working with law enforcement and security experts to “aggressively investigate” the matter.

There is also no evidence, eBay says, that cyber baddies got hold of encrypted PayPal data, which is stored separately on a secure network.

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Just Curious 5/21/2014 11:27:04 AM Report

Tired of all this stuff... Just deleted my facebook account and am gonna start getting back out in the real world...
Lone24 5/21/2014 11:48:34 AM Report

I never did like FaceBook myself. I know its' about eBay before someone has something to say about it.
polaris 5/21/2014 12:31:20 PM Report

Everyone put on their tin foil hats.
kamen 5/21/2014 1:56:39 PM Report

I only use a prepaid visa anyways...what are they going to do...put money on my card and then spend it ? lol
ShawnM 5/21/2014 3:07:33 PM Report

I actually have a digital key I got from ebay/paypal a while back. Without it you can't get into my account even if you know the password. The key changes the digits about every minute or so, so without it you are screwed...
ShawnM 5/21/2014 3:14:02 PM Report

Oh and for anyone wondering what I mean about the digital security key here is the link to it. https://www.paypal.com/ca/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=xpt/Marketing_CommandDriven/securitycenter/PayPalSecurityKey-outside

It works for paypal or ebay.
MYPOINT 5/22/2014 7:22:22 AM Report

I know that some of you younger folks will not be able to understand what I am about to say with this comment. That being said, it seems to me that NO computer site is 100% safe and secure, including banks and every other site on the internet, no matter what kind of claims they make about their so-called security.

Here is an example of what I am talking about in this post.

Decades ago, when I wanted money from my bank account, I actually went to the bank and withdrew it. I also spent it as I liked without anyone knowing how much I spent and where I spent it. Then the financial institutions came up with these ATM cards and ATM machines. When they first appeared, these cards were actually FREE to use and there was also NO such thing as a 'fee' for using these machines. This was the case because the financial institutions wanted US to get used to using these machines. They gave us stories about how much easier it would be for US to get to OUR money. What they failed to explain was that in a few years, they would begin charging US a fee to get to OUR money using THEIR machines which would make THEM money. Then they came up with DEBIT cards. By using these DEBIT cards, it would also allow the bank to know HOW MUCH we spent and WHERE we spent our money. In other words, our privacy was breached and nobody batted an eyelid. As most of you have seen, many merchants now charge US a 'fee' for using DEBIT cards which is supposedly an 'instant transfer' from our bank account into the merchant's bank account. This is yet another total ripoff no matter how it is explained.

Today, we hear about all sorts of weird computer glitches around the world and how confidential information is stolen by bad people. As I said at the beginning of this post, NO computer site is 100% safe and secure, including banks and every other site on the internet, no matter what kind of claims they make about their so-called security.

BOTTOM LINE: You should only put information on the internet that you are okay with someone else viewing because sooner or later, no matter which site you use, some unauthorized person or persons are going to be able to view your personal information.
polaris 5/24/2014 9:14:21 PM Report

^^^ wears a tin foil suit
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