eBay warns users to change passwords

EBay Inc. operator of the online-auction site, asked users to change their passwords after a cyber-attack exposed a database with login information and data such as birthdays and phone numbers.

There’s no evidence of unauthorized activity resulting from the breach, EBay said today in a statement. While credit-card numbers are stored separately and encrypted, it’s still best to change passwords, the company said.

Go change them now.



  • Jeff

    Here’s the link to change your password:

    http://signin.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ChangePasswordAndCreateHint

    Lord knows Ebay makes it hard enough to find on their website without using Google.

    • nutmac

      Yes, changing password is not part of Account Settings, which I found to be rather odd. I had to use Google to find the link, which was on eBay’s knowledge base article.

  • Greg

    Turn on 2-factor authentication, while you’re at it. Do the same on your PayPal account.

  • http://tewha.net/ Steven Fisher

    If they can get into my ebay account, they’re doing better than me. (But I don’t think i have anything hooked up to it.)