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Ebay To Ask All Users To Change Their Password!

Scottish Business Owner

Scottish Business Owner

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This is absolutely incredible. 128 million active user will HAVE to change their passwords and apparently Ebay has known about this for several months!

I think it's shocking that they've not told people about this sooner. The issues this could cause is just frightening :eek:

It does make you question how safe we are online when a site like eBay is hacked.

Link to BBC article here as well http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27503290
 
justDAJ

justDAJ

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It's not just the password that is the issue ( it was encrypted),but it is all the other data too. username, full name, address, email, phone number, DOB! ALL of this information should have been securely encrypted.
 
Gemma Rowlands

Gemma Rowlands

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Luckily the email address linked to my eBay account is one that I have had since being very young, and is therefore not in use for anything else now. The password is also one that I used in the past, and isn't one that I have for anything else. So hopefully no damage has been done while this news was waiting to come out!
 
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Pete Brindle

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I've only just seen this, but will change my password right away.A m I the only one who thinks that all of these security breaches are getting a little scary now?
 
Gemma Rowlands

Gemma Rowlands

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I've only just seen this, but will change my password right away.A m I the only one who thinks that all of these security breaches are getting a little scary now?
You're not the only one, but I think it does show that the people who use the same password for everything need to have a new plan!
 
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Pete Brindle

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You're not the only one, but I think it does show that the people who use the same password for everything need to have a new plan!
That was me when I was younger. But the worst thing was that literally anyone who knew me could have guessed it. I don't mind telling you now because I don't use it anymore. I was well known for being a piano player, and my password was "piano". I mean, really!
 

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