eBay Asks Users to Downgrade Security

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:59:44 +0000

Last week, KrebsOnSecurity received an email from eBay. The company wanted me to switch from using a hardware key fob when logging into eBay to receiving a one-time code sent via text message. I found it remarkable that eBay, which at one time was well ahead of most e-commerce companies in providing more robust online authentication options, is now essentially trying to downgrade my login experience to a less-secure option.

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