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Tommy Armendariz

eBay Security Breach

By May 26, 2014

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ebayThe eBay security breach exposed customers' private information including mailing addresses, email addresses, date of births, phone numbers, and possibly additional information.  Furthermore, the loss of passwords has the potential to compromise additional websites other than eBay's due to the fact that online consumers tend to use the same password on multiple sites.

Mike Fey, Chief Technology Officer at Intel Security, recommends the following actions to protect yourself from unauthorized access to your online accounts:

  • Change your passwords routinely (at least once every 3 months)
  • Don't use the same password for multiple sites
  • Monitor debit and credit card accounts for suspicious activity
  • Look out for phishing email scams
  • Track credit reports for new accounts you didn't open
  • Be alert for snail mail fraud
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