Tuesday, May 27, 2014

eBay Emails All Customers: Important - eBay Password Reset Required

How to change ebay password


Emails sent to all eBay users to change password:

Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:18 AM
Subject: Important - eBay Password Reset Required

Important - eBay Password Reset Required


Dear eBay Member,

To help ensure customers' trust and security on eBay, I am asking all eBay users to change their passwords.

Here's why: Recently, our company discovered a cyberattack on our corporate information network. This attack compromised a database containing eBay user passwords.

What's important for you to know: We have no evidence that your financial information was accessed or compromised. And your password was encrypted.

What I ask of you:
Go to eBay and change your password. If you changed your password on May 21 or later, we do not need you to take any additional action at this time.

Changing your password may be inconvenient. I realize that. We are doing everything we can to protect your data and changing your password is an extra precautionary step, in addition to the other security measures we have in place.

If you have only visited eBay as a guest user, we do not have a password on file.

If you used the same eBay password on any other site, I encourage you to change your password on those sites too. And if you are a PayPal user, we have no evidence that this attack affected your PayPal account or any PayPal financial information, which is encrypted and stored on a separate secure network.

Here are other steps we are taking:
  • As always, we have strong protections in place for both buyers and sellers in the event of any unauthorized activity on your account.
  • We are applying additional security to protect our customers.
  • We are working with law enforcement and leading security experts to aggressively investigate the matter.

Here's what we know: This attack occurred between late February and early March and resulted in unauthorized access to a database of eBay users that includes customers' name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth.

However, the file did not contain financial information. And, after conducting extensive testing and analysis of our systems, we have no evidence that any customer financial or credit card information was involved. We also have no indication of a significant spike in fraudulent activity on our site.

We apologize for any inconvenience or concern that this situation may cause you. As a global marketplace, nothing is more important to eBay than the security and trust of our customers. We know our customers have high expectations of us, and we are committed to ensuring a safe and secure online experience for you on any connected device.

Devin Wenig Signature
Devin Wenig
President, eBay Marketplaces

For information only.  See eBay.com for complete details.

Monday, May 5, 2014

"Numerous" - Everything in Life Dashboard - Free iPhone App


The Numerous iPhone app created by Numerous, Inc let's you create numerous "numbers" to display on your dashboard.  You can create your own and keep private or share and follow other public metrics available in their "numbers" feed options selector.   From weather and stock prices to a number you are manually entering or days until mother's day and big event.

Since Numerous is launching with Zapier support you can automatically track numbers, stats and metrics pushed to your dashboard from some of the most popular sites like Eventbrite and MailChimp, with probably more to come.

iPhone App to track numbers and metrics.  Numerous

Main Features of Numerous:
"Numbers" panels you create can be Public or private. Share your numbers with the world, your friends, or no one. Your choice.

Configurable notifications. Tailor your notifications to alert you of important changes or conversations.

REST API. Integrate any application into Numerous with our well-documented REST AP

Currently allows you to create your account and sign in with Twitter or Facebook.

Numerous, Inc. was founded in November 2013 by Charlie Wood and John Scalo. They recognized that the world is increasingly instrumented, life is increasingly quantified, and attention is increasingly scarce. They decided to create a beautiful solution: Numerous.

Download Numerous for iPhone on the App Store

More info from Numerous Press Release, May 1, 2014.

Numerous, Your Personal Mobile Dashboard, is Now Available On the App Store (via PRWeb)
Mobile app makes it easy to track and share life’s most important numbers. Numerous is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch The world is increasingly instrumented, life is increasingly quantified, and attention is increasingly…