Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Change your eBay password! No maybes, do it!

Posted Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 8:14 AM
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  • eBay will supposedly send emails to those affect today but I would change, even if you do not get the email.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, May 22, 2014, at 8:14 AM
  • Just got a release from Komando.com that made a good point. Scammers will know that eBay is going to send that e-mail so PLEASE go to the secure website instead of clicking on any links in an e-mail. Even if you are SURE it came from eBay.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, May 22, 2014, at 8:16 AM
  • I finished reading her release and see that the breach actually occurred in late February and early March so although they claim it only hacked internal employee passwords, those employees have access to our accounts so.... do the math.

    Don't act on phone calls either. She warned that scammers could come at us from all directions.

    That may explain some of the weird things happening to listing and accounts. Someone may have been tinkering to see what they could get.

    Grrrr, don't you just want to reach through that internet connection and ..... well, I better stop now.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, May 22, 2014, at 8:24 AM
  • I too access eBay almost daily and agree that a change in password in a good idea. Some companies actually require password changes on a regular scheduled basis. EBay is saying that the data 'potentially' accessed was encrypted. Being this happened back in Feb/March it would seem that we would possibly have seen something if the encrypted data was deciphered. I personally haven't seen anything off kilter with by eBay usage tho'.

    -- Posted by bentryder on Thu, May 22, 2014, at 10:16 AM
  • Seems like nothing is safe on the web these days.I had my e-mail account hacked last year through facebook, and I still do not know if the thieves ever did anything malicious with it. I changed the account immediately, and have had no further problems...I also closed the facebook account, and have not re-opend a new one.

    -- Posted by mdstover on Thu, May 22, 2014, at 5:48 PM
  • I don't have much on Facebook but do have three accounts plus some LinkedIn accounts It would be a pain if they got hacked and I would probably lose some good stuff.

    eBay my also ask you to change your "special question". Another royal pain, but.... if it avoids someone hacking it, it is worth it.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, May 22, 2014, at 8:28 PM
  • Should someone's head roll because of this breach? Would it really be their fault or just a symbolic action?

    Here are some choices put up on a poll:

    eBay CEO John Donahoe

    eBay CTO Mark Carges

    eBay CSO Eric Martin

    eBay Marketplaces President Devin Wenig

    I would imagine Donahoe gets the most votes but is the Technical Officer or Security officer more to blame?

    I guess it depends on how the breach occurred. Probably from moving something on the front page so no one can find it or changing the universal name for help into something more ambiguous like customer support. Just kidding of course.....

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, May 23, 2014, at 11:05 AM
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