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Is eBay’s Password Reset Message a Smokescreen Covering the Bigger Issue?

What is the biggest concern about the recent eBay data hack?  The fact that hackers have obtained hashes of users’ passwords? Or that they have obtained more than enough information about you to commit identity fraud? eBay is currently forcing all users to change their password before continuing to use the site. Whilst I’m not pretending that it’s not a good idea for most users to change their password, in my opinion, it’s acting as a smoke screen for bigger deal here. So exactly is a hashed or encrypted Continue reading →