eBay password mess continues… your worth about 2p to eBay…

The eBay password mess rolls on it seems, after being quiet for about a week while this story was making the news, front page of papers, TV & radio and wherever, eBay have finally made the users change their passwords. In this case its too little too late, the passwords are the least of your worries if the attackers got there hands on everything else eBay has on you. Now a story from the Daily Mail in the UK is hinting at eBay UK’s possible fine from the Information Commissioner could only amount to roughly 2p per customer which would take about 0.0002% of eBays tax dodging profits away… (await the increase in fees to cover it)

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Whatever the size of the fine it won’t be paid by eBay, 12.5% FVF should solve that little problem.

– Everyone it seems…

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PayPal denies teenager reward for finding website bug

PayPal link many other huge corporations with internet operations has a “bug bounty program” where they will pay researchers for finding bugs, glitches, exploits in there stuff. In this case a 17 yr old kid from Germany by the name of Robert Kugler finds a vulnerability in 1 of PayPal’s site… guess what PayPal won’t pay him citing some terms which are not actually part of the bug bounty terms (typical PayPal behaviour then) there picking on the kids age, they say he needs a verified PayPal account, he can’t have one because he’s not 18, so he asked for the reward to be paid into his parents account but PayPal won’t because “technically” the parents did not find the bug, the kid also asked for a letter so he can use it on job apps they have not come forward with that yet either. So next time he finds something I wonder where he’s going to be sending that information…

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Oddly I trust this guy more than PayPal

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