eBay Will Track Your IP Addresses

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Like many of us, I’m an eBay user. Regularly, I buy or sell unused or deprecated stuffs. eBay (as Paypal, same group) should be one of the most targeted attacks (phising, fraud, …).

Today, I received the following alert in my eBay mailbox:

eBay Capture

Like Google did recently, eBay will start to track your favorite locations (read “hosts” or “IP addresses”) and assign them to your account. When eBay will detect a connection from an “unknown” location (from a friends’ PC, from a hotel or a hot-spot), you’ll have to authenticate again to prove your identity. That’s a great feature!

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