Protecting yourself following EBay's Data Breach

Posted May 28, 2014, 4:13 pm by Chris Schramm

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Chris Schramm

Ebay, the online auction site, recently revealed that a hacker may have copied all 145 million users to the site. This information includes home address, encrypted passwords, e-mails and birth dates. No financial data, including Paypal, was comprised.


So, with the numbers affected, it’s likely you are on the list. So what can you do now to protect yourself?


  1. Change your password. Go on eBay right now and update your password. As we always breach, use a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers and a special character.
  2. Change other passwords. This applies if you use your eBay password on other web site. E-mail, social media, utilities, banking, etc.  Remember to always use different passwords on different sites and accounts. So if you, don’t this is the time to do so.
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