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    eBay thought user data was safe

    EBay initially thought that user data was safe following the security breach it fell victim to recently. As it turns out, that wasnít the case at all; as Reuters noted in a recent report, eBay has now confirmed that personal data belonging to all 145 million of its users was accessed and compromised in the attack, making it one of the biggest breaches of all time.

    In other words, change your eBay password immediately if you havenít already.
    eBay thought user data was safe, but 145 million accounts were compromised in massive hack



    I had to change my password yesterday for my eBay account because of this hack. This is also one of the reasons I won't pay bills online, do online banking or allow automatic payments. I started out 20 years ago in IRC chatrooms listening to hackers, and I knew from that point on that they would never secure the internet from them.

    Bank of America was trying to brag me too me how good their online security was and I laughed at their rep, saying you're just putting a target on your back. They specifically look for challenges to brag about cracking and selling the info. BOA has been hacked several times since, including by Anonymous.
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    Re: eBay thought user data was safe

    MSM reports eBay passwords breached. I go to my eBay account, nothing.

    I sign out, clear the browser cache, go back to eBay, sign in, no messages saying change your password.

    Three days later, on the eBay web page, it states something about passwords at the top of their page.

    I did change my PW.

    I'm now wondering about PayPal accounts. Since that's part of eBay.

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    Re: eBay thought user data was safe

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    eBay thought user data was safe, but 145 million accounts were compromised in massive hack
    I had to change my password yesterday for my eBay account because of this hack. This is also one of the reasons I won't pay bills online, do online banking or allow automatic payments. I started out 20 years ago in IRC chatrooms listening to hackers, and I knew from that point on that they would never secure the internet from them.
    Bank of America was trying to brag me too me how good their online security was and I laughed at their rep, saying you're just putting a target on your back. They specifically look for challenges to brag about cracking and selling the info. BOA has been hacked several times since, including by Anonymous.
    I would put forward the hypothesis that there is no way to make data in the net absolutely secure, while keeping it useful.

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    Re: eBay thought user data was safe

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    eBay thought user data was safe, but 145 million accounts were compromised in massive hack



    I had to change my password yesterday for my eBay account because of this hack. This is also one of the reasons I won't pay bills online, do online banking or allow automatic payments. I started out 20 years ago in IRC chatrooms listening to hackers, and I knew from that point on that they would never secure the internet from them.

    Bank of America was trying to brag me too me how good their online security was and I laughed at their rep, saying you're just putting a target on your back. They specifically look for challenges to brag about cracking and selling the info. BOA has been hacked several times since, including by Anonymous.
    Thanks for this... I just changed my password for eBay because you let me know. Again, thanks.

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    Re: eBay thought user data was safe

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    MSM reports eBay passwords breached. I go to my eBay account, nothing.

    I sign out, clear the browser cache, go back to eBay, sign in, no messages saying change your password.

    Three days later, on the eBay web page, it states something about passwords at the top of their page.

    I did change my PW.

    I'm now wondering about PayPal accounts. Since that's part of eBay.
    I only sign up and use PayPal when some site/service requires them for payment, then I close the account.

    I try to leave a small footprint and use anti tracking ware. ID theft is a nightmare to deal with and the abuser only needs a few pieces of personal info to compromise you.


    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I would put forward the hypothesis that there is no way to make data in the net absolutely secure, while keeping it useful.
    Where there's a lock with public access, someone will always want to crack it.
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    Re: eBay thought user data was safe

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Thanks for this... I just changed my password for eBay because you let me know. Again, thanks.
    I had an active item being auctioned, when I got a notice from them that I had to change my password to log on. So, apparently, they were more interested in active users being compromised. You're welcome.
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    Re: eBay thought user data was safe

    I didn't need to change. Since Paypal closed my account a couple of years ago, there is nothing to steal from me on Ebay.

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    Re: eBay thought user data was safe

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    eBay thought user data was safe, but 145 million accounts were compromised in massive hack



    I had to change my password yesterday for my eBay account because of this hack. This is also one of the reasons I won't pay bills online, do online banking or allow automatic payments. I started out 20 years ago in IRC chatrooms listening to hackers, and I knew from that point on that they would never secure the internet from them.

    Bank of America was trying to brag me too me how good their online security was and I laughed at their rep, saying you're just putting a target on your back. They specifically look for challenges to brag about cracking and selling the info. BOA has been hacked several times since, including by Anonymous.
    I understand your concern, but it's kind of futile. Banks, retailers, etc all store your data on computers that are accessible via the internet.
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    Re: eBay thought user data was safe

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I understand your concern, but it's kind of futile. Banks, retailers, etc all store your data on computers that are accessible via the internet.
    Yeah, but it's buried in a database of millions upon millions. I try to keep my numbers/info off active pages being viewed online. I know a guy who's paid bills online for himself and his business, since it was available. And though he's had several viruses, he's never had an issue with his accounts. Another friend of mine is as careful as me and had his identity stolen, so it's hit and miss, but I'd rather err on the side of caution.


    The bank might cover any stolen funds or credit cards used, but it's not an easy process to clean up.
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    Re: eBay thought user data was safe

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I understand your concern, but it's kind of futile. Banks, retailers, etc all store your data on computers that are accessible via the internet.
    Yes, doing business over the internet is such a good thing. not.

    You browsed cars yesterday, now car ads are on the other websites you visit. how nice.

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