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Beware this tricky eBay phishing scam

Beware this tricky eBay phishing scam
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Phishing scams are out there and they're dangerous. In fact, they're one of the most effective tools hackers have to steal your information.

Tricking you into clicking on a malicious link or downloading a virus disguised as a harmless file is much easier than breaking into an account with a strong password and smart security question. And the result is the same - they have your information.

I'm always warning you about email phishing scams - like this email supposedly from Apple. However, today I want to warn you about a website phishing scam affecting eBay.

Worryingly, it turns out this isn't a new problem. EBay has potentially known about it for months and has either done nothing or just can't lock it down.

I won't go into the technology behind it - a cross-site scripting vulnerability - but the result is that clicking on a link to see an auction brings up what looks like the eBay login page. If you actually put in your information, though, it goes straight to hackers who can then get full access to your account.

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