Originally Posted by 00indyssei
Now I'm not saying all ebay sellers are good news, but remember that a lot of ebay accounts are hijacked. Don't neccessarily hate the sellers, hate the hijackers!
The same thing happened to my account (read above).
Because of hijacking and other things, you and some others would probably feint if they saw the kind of passwords I use
This is off topic in a sense, but I want to share some thoughts:
I'm going to jump on a soapbox here for a moment as this touches on what I do for living. It has been statistically proven that 95% of people who actively connect to the Internet use poor security practices at best.
How many people use either one or two weak passwords for the majority of thier authentication keys? That nice Citibank Online password? Same as your login to BC!! That Pr0n site we all know you use? Same password as your Savings and Loan. (Would scare you to death if you realized how many people with a prior criminal record operate illicit websites.)
Please folks, consider using multiple strong passwords containing both alpha and numeric characters, as well as a few special characters. Change your passwords every 30-60 days. It would really suck to find out that one of my BC family was wiped out by a SSN, Social Engineering, or Weak Password attack.
FYI: Social Engineering for those who are not familiar with the term is quite simply asking for information. You'd be surprised how easy you're willing to give up your proper name, address, SSN, and passwords.