Parts of America will
just be waking up as I write, to the news that there is a security glitch on
eBay. The company is advising people to change their passwords. Others will be
commenting on the security implications – but what can the small business community
learn from this incident?
It’s worth looking at
what some of the experts have offered up, unbidden, into my mailbox as a
journalist. European security company Kaspersky gave out a few paragraphs,
including: “The worrying thing is that many people use a single password for
more than one internet site and so if the passwords are compromised, they could
be at further risk from cyber-criminal activity. The time lapse here highlights
the urgency for customers to change not only their eBay and PayPal passwords
but also on any other site that they use the same log-in details for.” Read more.