eBay announces security hack. Change password immediately

Casey Nolan

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22 May

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eBay recently made announcement concerning a security hack that ended up compromising user account information. The problem is, despite of this announcement at their website, a lot of users do not have the slightest inclination about how to change eBay account password.

Screenshot of eBay password change announcement as seen earlier

So here’s a step-by-step breakdown of eBay user account password change process:

  • First off, you obviously need to sign in to your account… Duh.
  • At the top corner of the page, depending on your screen resolution and size, you will see a small dropdown arrow. It is right next to your eBay account username. This arrow shows up few options; you need to click the “Account Settings” options to proceed.
  • Now you need to enter the “Personal Information” page through the ‘My eBay View’ option.
  • There will be a separate section maintained under the “Account Information” segment. If you do not see it, you can refresh the page. This section will give you a link called “Password.”
  • Afterwards, eBay will message you to enter your email address or your user ID. This is just a typical step for confirming that you are indeed the true account holder.
  • On the next page, you will have the password reset option; I am assuming that you entered your email address to continue to this screen.
  • eBay security system will send you a password reset request link. Click it and you will be taken again to a page where you can enter your new password.
  • You can use free password creator programs to create a strong password. However, these passwords are a mix of characters and you will need to save them to a safe place. Better yet, write down your new eBay account password for future reference.

Alternatively, the “Forgot your Password” option in the eBay account login screen will save you the trouble of first entering the account and going all the way through. eBay strongly advises that you change your account password every once in a while. All it takes is 5 minutes of your time, and eventually, it’ll save you a ton of headache in the long run.

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 11:26 PM and is filed under Computers, How To. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

Casey Nolan

About Casey Nolan

Hello everyone, I am Bilal Malik AKA 'Casey Nolan'; Head Editor and owner of 'Infinarium.Com'. For product reviews, article requests, recommendations, or if you just want to get something off your chest, send me an email at techguy@infinarium.com.

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