eBay userbase information hacked, change your password immediately!

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  1. Qtis
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    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

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    As we've heard in the past months, not many services are considered immune anymore. The latest website to join the group of hacked sites is eBay. Change your password immediately.

    Regardless of what they say, I'd recommend changing all passwords linked to eBay as well as passwords in all sites with the same password/username as eBay.

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  2. jonthedit

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    WELL SHIT!
    I just updated my Bank/CC info! >:|
     
  3. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    i dont even know what my password is i've just been using the auto login :lol:
     
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  4. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    The passwords are going once, going twice, gone!

    And here I thought the snipers were the worst part about eBay.
     
  5. MarkDarkness

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    Damn... passwords are DONE. We are way past the need of a paradigm shift... this is shit is not remotely safe anymore.
     
  6. the_randomizer

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    Not taking any chances, even though I hardly use it. Changed password.
     
  7. Walker D

    Walker D I have a hat

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    Was Paypal accounts also affected by the attack? (paypal's press page was changed by the hackers too, it seems)
     
  8. DigitalDeviant

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    Password changed as well. I do wonder of paypal could be affected as well.
     
  9. Qtis
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    As a precaution, I'd change all passwords used in any service operated by eBay inc. Luckily the cc data should be encrypted, but that doesn't mean much if the hacker somehow gained access to the keys or managed to crack it due to stupid hashes from passwords such as qwerty or 123456..
     
  10. joelv6

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    how they even get hacked??
     
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  12. WatchGintama

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    Goddammit. This is like the 2nd time I had to change my PW.

    Is paypal affected too? EDIT: I'll change it anyway.
     
  13. Nah3DS

    Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!

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    now we can have homebrew on our Ebays! oh, wait.... :unsure:
     
  14. Walker D

    Walker D I have a hat

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    Crap ..change paypal password is more of a pain (I need to confirm my creditcards or something for it..) ...thank you hackers for brightening my night..
     
  15. Qtis
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    Also by now it should be obvious, but I'd recommend everyone to get a password manager such as 1Password. Using unique random generated passwords on each website means changing only one password if a website is breached. You only need to remember the master password for your credential vault. Not that much to be spent for the added security.
     
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  16. WatchGintama

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    I'll look in to it. So basically, use random passwords for everything but keep them under 1PW? But what if 1Password gets breached?

    Any recommended PW generators?
     
  17. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    great now i have to change my paypal password too....now what to fucking use i've used everything!
     
  18. Hells Malice

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    So now hackers know a password even I am not certain of.
    ...yeah without auto-login I can't get on my account.

    KeePass

    Free, easy to use, and I should REALLY stop being too lazy to use it.
    Anyway, it'll keep, store and generate passwords. Can put in your own, or let it generate one for you. Lots of features for a free program.
     
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    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    wtf ebay owns gumtree??!