Daily Archives: May 23, 2014

EVERY eBay Account Holder Hacked

EVERY eBay Account Holder Hacked

Hackers obtain name, address, date of birth, telephone number, email address and password of 233 million people

Ryan Seifert‘s insight:

It seems like we can’t go 6 months without hearing about a high-profile hack; with significant numbers of accounts being compromised. This one hit close to home; I have many family and friends who are avid eBay users. My phone sounded like a PBS pledge drive after I sent out texts letting them know it was time to change their passwords. After the bewilderment passed the most common question was; how do I avoid this again.

I went with my normal tactic of introducing them to LastPass; but came up short when they asked for a free alternative for their phones (various versions of iOS and Android). A couple minutes of searching provided a decent answer; if a bit difficult to setup. KeePass can use Dropbox to sync the encrypted passwords between devices.  Took some tinkering but looks to work pretty well.

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