Actually, there is NO SUCH MESSAGE on their home page nor in any
messaging to their registered users as of 5:55AM, CDST, today.
If you, Dean, received an email notifying you of this "hack" I suspect
that you were duped by a phishing expedition and have given up your own
password to ebay.
On 5/22/14 5:53 AM, Unquestionably Confused wrote:
clicked a couple links to look at some listings. That part seems to be
I didn't receive emails about the hack. I typed Ebay hack into
Bing search. There are several references to it. Among those is CNN,
MSN, and ABC. It's possible they've all been duped.
My apologies... I see what you mean about everybody and their brother
talking it up.
Still, I looked high and low on ebay.com and there was no obvious
mention made of a problem UNTIL I clicked on my personal account and
attempted to modify my password. Only THEN did a box pop up suggesting
that I change my password due to the hack.
On Thu, 22 May 2014 12:31:03 +0000 (UTC), Doug Miller
My saved password logged me in at the same time the page came up, but I
also didn't have to try to modify my password.
At the same time the first screen came up, it included a big orange,
black, and white box that said IMPORTANT PASSWORD UPDATE. To protect
the security and privacy of our customers we're asking all Ebay users to
reset their passwords. Learn more.
So what might happen to me if I don't do so? I have id/password
combinations and I can't think too much today.
BTW, the news was on NPR too.
What might happen if you don't? If you don't have a strong password, it's entirely possible that
it will be decoded, someone will log in to your ebay account, and buy a boatload of stuff on
On Thu, 22 May 2014 13:33:08 +0000 (UTC), Doug Miller
Ebay said that Paypal passwords hadn't been hacked.
There's a close connection between ebay and paypal on our computers,
because when we click on the paypal button, it loads, from one's own
computer, the paypal userid and password. But hackers' computers don't
do that. They only have what they've stolen. They don't know what
paypal account is usually used with what ebay account.
On Thursday, May 22, 2014 9:58:05 AM UTC-4, micky wrote:
When you buy something on Ebay it takes you straight to Paypal to
pay for it, so of course they are going to know the Paypal account.
If you have a different PWD for Paypal, then they won't be able to
pay for it. But you'd still have the problem of dealing with Ebay over
undoing the bogus purchases, etc. And also, most people use the same
PWD for multiple accounts. They could try using your PWD from Ebay
to gain access to other places that they could try to access using
what they know or can guess about you.
Thanks for the ad hominem attack, Doug. You're in fine form today.
FWIW, I attempted to view the message to which you refer, three separate
times, doing a manual log-in so that I would not chance blowing by the
message on the www.ebay.com site. No message/warning ever showed up
until, as I said, I attempted to change my password.
Now, almost twelve hours later, I go to www.ebay.com and lo and behold
there is the message prominently displayed, as you said, on the main
page. Can't miss it and I DIDN'T miss it this morning because it wasn't
Since I'm on the same internet connect (static IP address), the same
computer (that has not been rebooted) and the same iteration of Firefox,
perhaps the problem was that the message had not made its way through
Ebay's server farm and I was hitting on a server that had yet to be
updated. I dunno but I do know it wasn't there when I diligently looked
for it this morning and your insinuation notwithstanding I'm not stupid
emailed the users to alert them. (They think nothing of sending mother
email, so it's not like they have something against email). I just tried
logging out and then going to the main site and didn't get a message, so
I'm not sure if the message only shows for registered users? (Or maybe
it's a cookie thing). I usually go to the site and don't bother to log
in unless I see something I want to watch.
I read about the hack early this morning. I haven't gotten my "followed"
searches for two days, so went to check out their online forum to see if
anyone else was complaining, and that's when I saw mention of the
problem. And then when I went to my account, that's when I got the on
On Friday, May 23, 2014 7:48:57 AM UTC-4, micky wrote:
I don't think so. I've logged on to Ebay from PC's that are not
mine, bought things, and it takes me straight to my Paypal account
to log in, just like it does on my own PC. Also, when I've done
a system restore, starting out with a clean PC, I haven't seen
a difference. I'm pretty sure the Paypal account ID is stored at Ebay.
Of course they
Just by the way it works, it sure seems to me they do.
Yes, I'm sure it can be straightened out, but the point is it's
just one more hassle if they get into your account, start ordering stuff, etc.
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