Jacquelyn Lynn - Online Consumer Advice and Commentary

Jacquelyn Lynn is a business writer whose dynamic books and insightful articles have been helping business owners and managers work smarter and more profitably for more than two decades. She is the author of Entrepreneur’s Almanac, Online Shopper’s Survival Guide and co-author of Make Big Profits on eBay, as well as a regular contributor to Entrepreneur magazine. For more information and for the link to her business blog, visit www.jacquelynlynn.com.

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Avoid phishing attacks while using eBay

I am a huge fan of eBay and shop on the site regularly. However, a vulnerability in the site may allow an attacker to steal your personal information. eBay allows users to incorporate a type of code, also known as scripting, into the auction descriptions on its web site. An attacker can use this code to modify pages on eBay's web site or redirect you to a malicious web page. These may appear to be legitimate eBay web pages that request personal information.

To protect yourself, make sure that the URL is accurate (which means, be sure you are on a real eBay page). Click here for more information on how to avoid becoming a victim of an attacker using this scam.

Of course, to learn more about online shopping, finding bargains, and avoiding scams, read my new book, Online Shopper’s Survival Guide.

Happy and safe online shopping!
Jacquelyn Lynn


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