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May 27, 2014 Security Online 0 Comments

They got Hacked and You Need To Do Something Today

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photo credit: brianc via photopin cc

I was roaming around the Internet over past couple of days reading about how eBay was the victim of a ‘data breach’.

What that means for you and me is that some of our sensitive, personal and financial information may (or may not) have been compromised.


The advice from eBay is – Change Your Password, even if you are not affected.   There is a good article written by CBS, MoneyWatch writer Dave Johnson that explains what went on and how to go about changing your password.  You can read about what you need to do now here.


However if you just want the ‘action’ part of the article, I’ve copied it here so you can just jump right in and change your password. “Whether or not you have been officially warned about the hack, you should change your password immediately. Since eBay doesn’t make it especially easy to find your password settings, here is how to find the settings:

Click My eBay (which you’ll find in the upper right corner of the page).

If necessary, sign into eBay when promoted. On the My eBay: Summary page, hover over the Account tab and choose Personal Information. Click Edit next to the Password link. From here, you can choose how you want to reset your password — via email, text, or phone call.”



Having a really good password is your best approach for all your online accounts.  Keep a record of them and change them regularly.

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