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eBay members facing phishing attacks, security experts not impressed

eBay facing yet more problems related to cybersecurity, as fraudulent listings have been reported
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Sep 23, 2014 9:05 pm

Auction website eBay has been urged to take action against more than 100 fraudulent listings that reportedly put users at risk, tricking them to turn over personal information. Cybercriminals hijacked accounts, targeting users with 100 percent feedback over hundreds of transactions, as bank account information was requested.

 

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It appears the problem stems from eBay's ability to give customers the choice to embed Flash and Javascript data into their auction listings. It's not uncommon to use these page style designs to enhance listings and help draw in potential bidders. However, security experts have long warned that malicious code could be listed on the site, using cross-site scripting (XSS) tactics to compromise unsuspecting users.

 

eBay was hacked in May and auction website users were urged to change their passwords as soon as possible - and yet another security threat will only hamper the company further.

NEWS SOURCES:Forbes.com, Idowindows.files.wordpress.com

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