Re: Major eBay Security Issue
He listed these at 2:40, 20 minutes before ebay CS closes. ebay was "having updates" and by the time you could work through the voice menu to get to an agent, it would hang up, for 20 minutes straight. I spent 20 minutes on the phone this morning with somebody trying to play stupid, before finally demanding a supervisor, when he finally admitted they know they're being hacked, and they're "investigating". So they know, but they're not going to admit it.
This is only the second time he's listed this format, buy it now at $2000 auctions instead of the typical $9.99 no reserve with the jpg offer to buy off ebay. The last time I didn't notice it was not an ebay page, the report item link changed to buy it now, [[which was disturbing, and I called ebay to report that and really pressed them on HTF!! could that happen on just his auctions!! I got the stupid act that time also]] , so I had to go track down the manual way to report item, which is an easter egg hunt at best. This time when the report item went to buy it now I figured what the hey, I'll just buy it now, nobody else can get screwed on them, and I can get a kick out of whatever messages I get from him on the purchases. Ebay purges all record of them as soon as they kill all the auctions so it's nothing that can hurt your account, right?
Right, I looked at that blank login ID window, that didn't have my ID already filled in, for a about a second as odd before I filled in my ID and logged in. The only way I caught anything is the "want to save this password" IE notice bar popped up [OK, that's really strange] and when I looked close it was for nauk2paw2.com, look at the url bar, and it took a millisecond to realize I'd just given away my user ID and password to this f***!!! I immediately changed my ebay password, which means I had to do paypal also, then started calling CS trying to get through to have a good long conversation about HTf!!! this guy has been able to hack the code of his auctions to where they're mirrored off another host!
That was my good ID too. I'm actually pissed, I've been using that one as long as I've been online, it was the auto generated password from my very first ISP on my very first computer. That's a sad day. So I had to come up with a new one, and then go change ebay / PP again, and remember the other 3 sites I used my good password in.
I never did hit that buy it now to see what would happen. Next time he does this I'll try some random ID/password combination to see if he really has a mirror ebay login and it takes a correct ebay combination to log in, or if any ID will "log in" because it's not being checked by ebay.
I aint the smartest guy but I have a really good nose for the con, and I did not see that coming. If he can get me for my password, he can get most.
If this guy can do it - it'll be all over the underworld of hackers and cons and unless ebay can get a lock on it, this could get serious. You can bet that every time I go log in to buy something I'll be looking at the url before I do!!