Tag: Trust And Safety

Message board CC details "not valid at all"

eBay’s official blog, The Chatter, has posted more details on Tuesday’s incident where member details and credit card information were posted on an eBay message board. As we expected, the information is said to have been probably the result of a phishing exercise. While the issue was very unfortunate, it was clearly falsified to cause […]

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Credit card details posted on eBay message board

click pic to embiggen eBay has been forced to close down one of its community message boards today after what appeared to be sensitive personal information was posted in public. User IDs, email addresses, name and address, Powerseller details and eBay registration dates as well as credit card numbers, expiry dates and CVV security numbers […]

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Checkpoint firewall blocks Skype

Mis-use of the Internet at work is a growing concern for many companies. Not only does it fritter away hours of employee’s time the company is paying for but there’s a justifiable of virus and hacking vulnerabilities being introduced to the network. Checkpoint, a major firewall and security company, have just raised the bar with […]

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Rambo socks lawyer

eBay featured on Radio 4’s You & Yours again today, with the old story that L’Oréal are suing eBay for allowing the sale of fakes on the site. You can hear the programme for yourself here. The programme opened with some fairly impressive statistics, claiming that £15bn of fake goods were sold via the internet […]

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eBay reassure online shoppers with buyer protection

A recent YouGov survey has discovered that despite increased internet useage, many shoppers still lack basic confidence in shopping online: 45% are concerned goods ordered online will not arrive 51% worry that they won’t be protected if there is a problem 42% think goods may arrive damaged 41% believe items may be different to that […]

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Single sign on comes to eBay

There will be a change to how you log onto eBay and the community forums and groups this week. eBay are going to tie the two together so that when you log into one you’ll automatically be logged into the other. It’s a small change but will assist with security on shared computers as when […]

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eBay under attack from hackers

There have been a number of stories in the press regarding Aladdin Software’s discovery of a botnet which is attempting to guess eBay user names and passwords. A “bot” is a computer which has been compromised and a hacker can use to hide their real identity – any attack appears to come from the compromised […]

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HSBC says "No" to PayPal style security keys

PayPal have yet to roll out the PayPal security key worldwide – I picked up mine in Boston at eBay Live! but am still unable to use it in the UK. Now it appears that the two factor authentication (something you know and something you have) may not give the security that was promised. I […]

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Two negs bad, three negs not so bad

Auctionbytes points out something rather interesting about the new Seller Non-Performance policy. eBay’s clarification last week contained an interesting mis-match in the criteria for restriction for low-volume and high-volume sellers. Low-volume sellers are given a two week total ban from selling if they reach 5% negatives. There is a two neg minimum for this. High-volume […]

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Seller non-performance policy finally clarified

Nearly three months after the policy began to be implemented, eBay have finally revealed more details of their seller non-performance policy. Before we get into the details, let me say that this is absolutely not good enough. Message boards, blogs and even eBay Live have been filled with speculation about the details of this policy […]

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