Ebay HackedEBay’s parent company E-commerce, is asking all their users to change their passwords after a cyber attack compromised their database. So far they haven’t reported any stolen financial data, but to be certain you aren’t affected, it’s best to change your password.

E-commerce also owns PayPal, however their data is stored on a separate network, and there’s been no evidence of unauthorized access on PayPal’s system.

Create Secure Passwords and Change Them Often

Because cyber attacks are more common and sophisticated than ever before, you need to change your passwords often, and use ones that are difficult to guess.  The following are some “don’ts” to stay away from when creating your passwords.

  • Don’t use only letters or only numbers, use a combination and use both upper- and lower-case letters.
  • Don’t use names of family members, friends or pets.
  • Don’t use your home address, birth date, Social Security number, or anything that might be linked with your identity.

Consider Signing Up For Password Management

It’s also important that you use a different password for every site that you use.   Password Management is one way to do this without forgetting your passwords, or losing your mind trying to remember them.

Contact Fuelled Networks and we’ll provide more tips and solutions for your password security.  Call (613) 828-1280 or email us at: info@fuellednetworks.com

Ernie Sherman

I have a strong passion for helping Ottawa Businesses, Entrepreneurs and professionals to become more productive and successful while allowing them to feel at ease and secure when it comes to their Information Technology needs. As the President of Fuelled Networks since 1998, I specialize in providing no-nonsense flawless and prompt technical support to Ottawa businesses, with in-depth consulting on Fortinet, Microsoft, Microsoft Cloud Stack and security. I strive to help businesses to succeed and take great pride in building long-lasting positive relationships and taking on a strong leadership role within the Ottawa community.

Published On: 21st May 2014 by Ernie Sherman.