eBay security flaws revealed

Monday 22 September 2014 11:57 CET | News

A security breach that has exposed eBay customers to malicious websites has been affecting the website since February 2014, according to online media outlet BBC.

According to the source, clicking on some listings automatically redirected users to the harmful websites. eBay removed several posts and declared it was an isolated incident.

But the BBC has since found several listings, from multiple users, exploiting the same vulnerability. Furthermore, several readers contacted the BBC detailing complaints they had made to the website.

In each case, it appears cross-site scripting (XSS) has been used to hijack the users browsing, placed in the listings page using Javascript.

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Keywords: eBay, BBC, website, harmful, flaws, online security, web fraud
Categories: Fraud & Financial Crime
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