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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 04:56 pm:

Check out this link if you have an Ebay account.

http://www.cnet.com/news/ebay-hacked-requests-all-users-change-passwords/


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 05:36 pm:

Jay

Yea....good ole eBay gets hacked!

Just finished changing my p/w after 2 hrs. of waiting and going back to check the p/w change page, its been down due to the number of folks making changes! But they claim your account is blocked until you make your change to protect your bidding i.d..


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Nathan Bright on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 05:41 pm:

Change your password here: http://pages.ebay.com/help/account/change-password.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Sole on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 05:47 pm:

Thanks Jay. I just changed my PW.

I made my first (and probably my last) eBay purchase three weeks ago. Two boxes were sent, eBay marked only "1" on the commercial invoice in Kentucky. I'm still waiting for the second box...

Hope to have good news soon.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 05:50 pm:

I wonder how long it will be before the web becomes useless due to the number of security flaws and criminal activities on it.....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 07:07 pm:

/quote{The database, which was compromised between late February and early March, included eBay customersí name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth. However, the database did not contain financial information or other confidential personal information.}


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 07:22 pm:


quote:

In addition to asking users to change their eBay password, the company said it also is encouraging any eBay user who utilized the same password on other sites to change those passwords, too. The same password should never be used across multiple sites or accounts.




Ops, wrong slash on the previous quote.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 07:24 pm:

So, remember, if you visit 1000 sites, you should memorize 1000 different passwords. And don't write them down anywhere, and remember they should have a mix of caps and small letters, along with symbols, and they shouldn't spell real words.

Easy peasy! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 07:28 pm:

Oh, and remember to change all 1000 passwords on a regular (oh, say every few weeks) basis, and never re-use old passwords, each password should be a brand-new combination of letters and symbols that comply with the guidelines in my prior post above.

Double easy!! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Carter - South Jersey on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 08:32 pm:

Thanks Jay! I still have no message from eBay - a real honourable company....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 09:41 pm:

Hey John,
You have to go to your account in your my ebay page, anyone who dies not check this regularly would not know about the hacking if it had not made the news.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By keith g barrier on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:28 pm:

Just checked my account, no messages of any sort about any problems. Remember never answer any e mail claiming to come from pay pal or e bay, you must sign in only. KGB


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:37 pm:

I see it now but I very rarely pay attention to announcements. Most are just how to sell updates.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Craig Anderson, central Wisconsin on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:57 pm:

Ebay probably a security team that would dwarf that of the CIA.......I'm not worried.......


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mack Cole ---- Earth on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 11:28 pm:

Dan- it,right when I need to find and get a Kohler carburetor. Seems that site has went to Hades in a hand basket the past 3 years or so.Used to be simple to upload photos and such but now,blah,takes forever.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Stroud on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 12:36 am:

Does this affect anything if I don't use ebay to sell anything? All I do is buy, and I only use money orders at that, no PayPal for me. If a seller won't take my money order, I won't buy from him.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 01:08 am:

I just changed my password.
I have only had it since 1999, did I really need to change it so soon?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Miller, Sequim WA on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 01:32 am:

Speaking of Ebay.
I am presently trying to get a refund from Ebay for an automatic charge through my sellers account and through PayPal.
This might sound strange but I was billed $44 for sellers fees due for march that was auto paid from my PayPal account as per Ebay Polices.

So why the big fuss? I haven't sold anything on Ebay for over 8 months. Next I called Paypal to tell them that it was an unauthorized payment and they sent me an Email claiming it was legit.

While this was all taking place I phoned Ebay about the false charge and they said that I was right that no money was due on my account but they saw that I was charged $44 and they would look into it.
Three weeks or so has gone by and still no answer from Ebay.
I'm now going to write a paper letter to Ebay and Pay Pal demanding my money back.
Has anyone else had a similar issue like this?
Fred


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 08:09 am:

Nothing like todays technology! Oh, and don't forget, this same hacker-ridden technology is guarding our country's arsenal of nukes. Very comforting.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 08:54 am:

Jay,

No offense intended ...

Craigslist is the only place I buy & sell vehicles ...

If you are not expecting to pay nothing for something - it is the safest place to do business for free ... :-)

I have bought all my Ford F350 Dually hauling trucks on craigslist.

I just sold a 1979 Ramcharger Survivor last week
off CL in Iowa for more money than I could have
gotten off ebay.

Ebay is a liability - not an asset.


Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James Chochole on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 09:08 am:

Just in case you are stressed over this- Ebay wasn't technically hacked (access to your private data was not compromised) but email addys were gotten. I was unlucky to get "spoofed" is the word. So, just change your password as a precaution and you'll get a week or so of annoying fake emails, and your friends will too, so just tell them to delete them.

Then it will end as quickly as it starts.

Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 09:13 am:

Hey Jim,
CL may be great for vehicles, but if you are looking for an 1877 Capote, or an 1884 Kepi, then ebay is the best option. I hate paypal, but it does make it easier to make payments in Euros.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 09:23 am:

Well, everybody has their preference as to what medium they use to buy/sell, but frankly seems like you hear of far more crimes being committed via C.L. that any others.... JMHO


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 09:25 am:

David S. and myself are in the same boat. I don't use Paypal and only buy on Ebay. Money Orders for me and only if the seller will take it. Havent bought anything in a while. It is a good idea though to change passwords once in a while.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 11:38 am:

Just for giggles: ancient Hebrew letter called vey
replaces a V or W in modern language it also has the numerical value of 6 so is it WWW or 666 you decide


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 11:37 pm:

" Crimes " are usually perpetrated by folks offering a good or service at below what the value actually is ....

There always seems to be a Fool who agrees to take the offer ....

What a Fool believes - He sees .... :-)

You can find everything and anything for sale on CL ....

Like this 1955 Thunderbird Convertible Survivor I recently hauled from Portland, OR to Illinois ...





40K documented original miles ...

Clear title ....

Purchased off CL ....

I have personally hauled classic cars - Model T's - 100K plus vehicles found by Buyers on CL ....

It is the very best place to sell or buy ....

Usually for FREE .... :-)


Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Friday, May 23, 2014 - 01:15 am:

I like CL for car deals but muscle cars sure bring out the nitwits. Over the years I have learned how to filter many of them out with strategic ad writing, but even so, I still get the occasional moronic email from some idiot who didn't bother to read the ad. I quit responding to those years ago.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Carter - South Jersey on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 06:30 am:

eBay finally sent an email this morning saying that a password reset is required - two months after it happened and days after it was a public news story. It conveniently left out the part about how the hackers got in through their employee accounts. A good indication of a bad company.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 07:39 pm:

yesterday I got a Phishing email telling me I'd had changed my eBay password (I haven't yet), and if I hadn't, then to click on this link.
Riiiiighttt. . . . .


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 09:16 pm:

I got the notice from eBay today too, but since I saw the warning on the site I changed mine some days ago.
I think I am done selling on eBay too. Craigslist is safer.
I have never sold on Craig's list but I have bought five vans and a car on craigslist.com with no problems whatever.
I have sold a few items on eBay with no problems but too many readers/posters on the T site have had too many problems. I have learned from them.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Eric Sole on Monday, May 26, 2014 - 08:24 am:

Box 2 of 2 just arrived. Tomorrow will make a month since I paid for my merchandise. Pretty good timing!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Monday, May 26, 2014 - 09:11 am:

John,
As David and Aaron both said, the e-mail from ebay was not real, it is a way to get you information. Never click on a link on an ebay e-mail as many are phishing scams. Always go to your "my ebay" page to double check any ebay e-mail, and go form the my ebay page not from any email link.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Brown on Monday, May 26, 2014 - 09:29 am:

I have bought or sold over 1000 items on e-bay, Only one problem, I had a NOS WW2 era scrap drive poster, that was destroyed by customs when shipping to Australia. I do not see how even that was e-bays fault. I do not agree with some of e-bays policies but they are a very large corporate type of company. As to craigslist being safer, they are not even close. Craigslist is more of a face to face type of site. If buying cars, trucks, ect, you tend to meet in person, but craigslist has stalkers. There are lots of cases of home invasions, rapes, armed robbery, and just general scams with no recourse as to recovery of any of your money. People get screwed all the time in face to face deals, It is useally because of wanting to get something for a "steal" That will always hold true, for e-bay sales, craigslist deals, the flea market cross, town, or the neighbor down the road .... Just remember the saying "buyer beware"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Monday, May 26, 2014 - 11:49 am:

Well I just bought some parts on eBay(for the kitchen blender, sorry guys--but one must be able to make milkshakes!!) and before I could complete the deal, eBay insisted that I change my password.
Done; should be able to make milkshakes after Friday! (ebay parts prices were about half of the factory's prices). Amazing that I can still get parts for a 40 year old blender!! Even more amazing is I took the motor apart to inspect it and the brushes still have lots of life left in them.
Back to normal programming!


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