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Massive eBay hack! What you need to do now

Massive eBay hack! What you need to do now
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Ebay is a great place to bid on, buy and sell merchandise. If you haven't tried it out yet, you should give it a try. And if you have tried it out - it's time to change your password.

The site says it's been hacked. A database with 128 million account encrypted passwords and other data was broken into between late February and early March.

Update: So far, eBay says hackers were able to access employee log-in credentials, which gave them unlimited access to eBay's corporate network. EBay claims that this network doesn't include credit card numbers, which are stored on a separate system.

They haven't seen any evidence of financial data being taken, but they've strongly encouraged all 128 million active members to change their passwords immediately.

Working with law enforcement and leading security experts, the company is aggressively investigating the matter and applying the best forensics tools and practices to protect customers.

If you already have an account with eBay, be sure to change your password. Here are a few tricks for making a super-strong but easy-to-remember password.

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