If you have an Ebay account, it is advisable to change your password as soon as possible to ensure your accounts are secure. It is also advisable to change your PayPal password as well, after all, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Ebay don’t believe that any money was taken during this hack but it’s possible that they obtained passwords, names, addresses and other personal information.

Earlier this week (a week or so after the breach had been made public) Ebay sent an email notification to users requesting them to change their passwords. Since sending that notification, users are automatically being redirected by Ebay to the change password page, whenever the website is logged into.

Password protection

A reminder that any passwords should not be written down or shared with other people. When changing your passwords (in particular those for banking sites) remember they should be complex, most sites have minimum requirements based on strength for their passwords, however a general guide is as follows:

  • Minimum of 8 characters
  • Contain upper and lowercase characters
  • Contain numbers
  • Do not include either date of birth or your first or last name