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*** Ebay users - change your password *** They have been hacked!

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*** Ebay users - change your password *** They have been hacked!

See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27503290
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Re: *** Ebay users - change your password *** They have been hacked!

Nothing on the ebay UK announcements.
Acassim
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Re: *** Ebay users - change your password *** They have been hacked!

Better safe than sorry, especially for those with linked PayPal accounts  Shocked
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Re: *** Ebay users - change your password *** They have been hacked!

What I don't quite get is why it's taken eBay nearly 3 months to advise users to change their passwords after the security breach.
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Re: *** Ebay users - change your password *** They have been hacked!

Changed mine anyway!
Thanks jelv!  Wink
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Re: *** Ebay users - change your password *** They have been hacked!

Do a search for say iPhone 5's or Galaxy s5's and you will always find hacked accounts.
It's nothing new.
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Re: *** Ebay users - change your password *** They have been hacked!

I've heard nothing from Ebay yet , anyone else had notification?
John
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Re: *** Ebay users - change your password *** They have been hacked!

Kinda begs the question.......
@jab1 .... no... no notifications on my ebay login page...

What is the point of changing your password?  if the database has been hacked once........no reason to suspect it will happen again in a couple of months time...  Huh
x47c
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Re: *** Ebay users - change your password *** They have been hacked!

sounds like it is the US ebay.com site rather than the .co.uk
particularly as ebay does not have my date of birth so far as I'm aware  - but the .com site might require it.
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Re: *** Ebay users - change your password *** They have been hacked!

They got a copy of a db. The p/w's should have been encrypted INSIDE it, so even if they opened the db they still have to crack the encryption.
Sorry it just sounds like old news being spawned again.
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Re: *** Ebay users - change your password *** They have been hacked!

Cool I assume they didn't get a copy of the eBay ISAPI, which does all of the decryption of the passwords?
Unless that is, passwords are correctly saved as hashes of real passwords and therefore, cannot be rebuilt...
Okay, change passwords before Unit 61398 of the Chinese People's Liberation Army starts shopping from China
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Re: *** Ebay users - change your password *** They have been hacked!

As I understand it when ebay say hacked what they mean is some ebay employee had an easy to guess password and someone guessed it and accessed ebays files.
So all the time ebay has been telling its users to have hard to work out / guess passwords they forgot to tell their employees the same.
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Re: *** Ebay users - change your password *** They have been hacked!

It's not the fact that your ebay password may have been hacked, but that many internet users use the same password for many web sites, and so, armed with your ebay password, and other hacked personal details, they may be able to access other sites, not just ebay...

ebay state no financial information was hacked.
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Re: *** Ebay users - change your password *** They have been hacked!

Quote from: x47c
sounds like it is the US ebay.com site rather than the .co.uk

The UK site is part of the US .com site.
We are one of the few countries that doesn't have it's own separate ebay.
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Re: *** Ebay users - change your password *** They have been hacked!

Found in ebay 'Announcements': http://www2.ebay.com/aw/uk/201405211741492.html
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