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eBay Hacked, Change Your Passwords Now
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If you have an eBay account, it's time to change your password. The company rele
ased a statement today saying their internal and customer databases were comprom
ised earlier this year, and starting today they'll prompt everyone to change the
ir passwords.P
Attackers made off with names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, birth
dates, and of course, encrypted passwords. eBay explained that financial info li
ke credit card numbers and other sensitive data (like PayPal accounts) are kept
in a separate encrypted database which wasn't compromised. They also said they'v
e found no evidence of unauthorized access or activity by registered eBay userswh
ich is code for "we don't think anyone's used these passwords yet." According to
the statement, intruders compromised employee accounts first, and used their ac
cess to get the data they really wanted. They discovered the breach about two we
eks ago, but the actual attack took place back in late February and early March.
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To change your eBay password, log into your account, then click your name in the
upper left corner. Select Account Settings (or click here to go to it directly.
) Click "Personal Information" on the left side of the page, and "edit" next to
your password. P
As always, if you use the same password on multiple sites, first, change those t
oo, and second, stop using the same password on multiple sites. Instead, use a p
assword manager that generates and remembers strong passwords for all the sites
you use around the web. You can read eBay's full statement at the link below. P
How to Audit and Update Your Passwords After a Service Gets Hacked
When something like a password database compromise happens, it's a good time to
reassess your
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eBay Inc. To Ask eBay Users To Change Passwords | BusinessWire via Boing BoingP
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So, if they discovered it earlier this year, why didn't they prompt people... ea
rlier this year?
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No, apparently they discovered that their employee accounts were compromised two
weeks ago, and then found the extent of the damage that went back to earlier th
is year (Feb/Mar). At least that's the story.
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So if I changed my password after heart bleed in April, I should be OK?
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Ideally, yes, since the data was obtained in late Feb/early March, but it doesn'
t hurt to change it again. :)
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Am I the only person who is more worried that the attackers have names, addresse
s, email addresses, phone numbers, and birth dates?
That seems like a lot of data on a person.
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I know, right? I was going to just say "encrypted passwords and non-financial da
ta," which is how eBay tries to put it in their release before they get into the
details - when I read the details, I was kind of surprised. It's funny that com
panies tend to keep all of this stuff in databases that aren't encrypted usually
, and tend to consider it non-sensitive.
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