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Old 05-21-2014, 01:11 PM
 
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EBay urging users to change passwords after breach.

Yet another large company has issues with keeping customer information private and restricted from those who can to commit fraud. Target was one thing, however now weíve seen more and more businesses that canít keep things private. And yet my bank continues to ask me to use electronic online services with them! I donít think so! They are no safer than the rest of us using the internet to deal with our everyday needs. The banker told me they have lots of security on their systems and that could be true however I "think" I have lots of security on my home pc but it's NOT safe enough and never will be in my opinion.

EBay urging users to change passwords after breach



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Old 05-21-2014, 01:32 PM
 
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I understand your frustration! Companies aren't doing enough to protect their customers: US. A friend of a friend who is in the electronic security business told me that most companies don't want to invest more money to better safeguard their systems because this expense will reflect on the balance sheets and investors will ultimately sell their stock. I believe it and I think it's BS. There are so many holes in systems everywhere and hackers are smart. Hacking is what they do and they keep up with security patches and eventually bypass "improved" layers of security.

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Old 05-21-2014, 01:54 PM
 
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I hate to say it but the threat of being hacked is just real life now in the age of online shopping. The only way to never have that possibility is to never shop online, never use credit cards, work only with cash. That's pretty unrealistic for the majority of people.
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:37 PM
 
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EBay urging users to change passwords after breach.

Yet another large company has issues with keeping customer information private and restricted from those who can to commit fraud. Target was one thing, however now weíve seen more and more businesses that canít keep things private. And yet my bank continues to ask me to use electronic online services with them! I donít think so! They are no safer than the rest of us using the internet to deal with our everyday needs. The banker told me they have lots of security on their systems and that could be true however I "think" I have lots of security on my home pc but it's NOT safe enough and never will be in my opinion.

EBay urging users to change passwords after breach



All your personal information is stored on the bank's computers whether you online bank or not. if their computers get hacked, your info will be there. I still do online banking, it's actually more risky to have your checks floating around with the account and routing numbers.

I see no reason to leap and change my EBay password, either. The teaser on last night's news was "The password you have to change before you go to bed tonight!" yet when they did the story, it turns out the hacking was in FEBRUARY. The thieves have had 5 months to get my info if they wanted it, so what is the purpose of changing it now?
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:57 PM
 
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In the real world you know to stay out of dark allies and avoid many locations and people that are questionable. Key wood questionable, so why would I think that most all of these big named websites would be “questionable”, they’re “assumed” to be on top with having a secure network website. Yet they become victims of hackers and then the customer’s personal information is compromised. Comes down to “who are you going to trust?”
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Old 05-24-2014, 03:44 AM
 
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I'm never surprised by these announcements of yet another breach. Seems like every business is being hacked, regularly. I change my passwords periodically. It's a pain but I haven't had any problems. Not sure if that's just dumb luck or not.
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