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by Ina Steiner, Editor of EcommerceBytes.com
Wed Sept 11 2019 00:22:08

eBay Bares All to Dismay of Customers

By: Ina Steiner

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eBay is investigating how its icon in Microsoft's Outlook mobile app was switched from its logo to a nude pic. The Register broke the story on Friday.

According to a report in the BBC, the image appeared at the top of eBay UK messages containing receipts, notifications and status reports.

The Daily Mail said the incident caused hacking fears. "Users of eBay were left wondering whether or not the site has been hacked after the online auctioneer's logo was replaced with a picture of a naked woman."

It also shared the reaction of eBay customers who were exposed to the graphic. "It is not yet clear why the picture appeared and it has caused hacking fears," the publication wrote.



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by: ebayout This user has validated their user name.

Wed Sep 11 03:47:07 2019

Gawd...I hope it wasn't one of Wenig.

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by: P.Dorf This user has validated their user name.

Wed Sep 11 04:23:52 2019

Just ebay keeping abreast of the times...

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This user has validated their user name. by: The End

Wed Sep 11 04:38:41 2019

Relax:
Disgruntled employee   :o)

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This user has validated their user name. by: The End

Wed Sep 11 04:41:30 2019

It's a M.A.D. M.A.D. M.A.D. M.A.D. world   :o)

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by: wilburnet This user has validated their user name.

Wed Sep 11 07:55:48 2019

Ebay will look at this as free advertising to the site lol.  

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by: DingDong This user has validated their user name.

Wed Sep 11 08:28:39 2019

Too bad it wasn't of the male frontal and letting everyone know that Wenig is a DICtator

Interesting that someone was able to hack and replace that picture. With all the glitches, it's weakened the structure of eBay. But it programming has been weakened for the past years.  

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This user has validated their user name. by: NoMoreEbay

Wed Sep 11 09:23:07 2019

Wow. I can't bare to read this.

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by: pace306 This user has validated their user name.

Wed Sep 11 10:08:03 2019

Get drunk at Walkers, post internet porn on "your ecommerce site" .... with no sales activity going on in San Jose - hes sure got alot of free time on his hands.

Maybe if he tried to actually you know - do some work .....

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by: Frank Abagnale This user has validated their user name.

Wed Sep 11 10:32:53 2019

That's a bummer.

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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Wed Sep 11 10:39:00 2019

I have something to bare!

Low sales!

Compared to prior period
Compared to prior 31 days

43.2%Down - You

6.7%Up - Market


Compared to same period a year ago
38.9%Down - You

>10.0%Down - Market

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by: Silver Ice King This user has validated their user name.

Wed Sep 11 11:38:34 2019

Just another example of how susceptible Ebay is now to being hacked.  This is exactly the type of thing that causes me to worry about Ebay having major issues with Mangled Payments and being hacked in that area also.  Ebay uses outside programmers and then does not have anybody in house to check the coding for bugs or back doors being included in the programming so that Ebay could be very vulnerable to some big time hacks in the future.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ric

Wed Sep 11 13:57:38 2019

This is nothing more than eBay telling the naked truth that their site is imploding due to decades of inept CEO's running the site into the ground.

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by: Grady This user has validated their user name.

Wed Sep 11 21:15:49 2019

Someone IT guy they laid off and replaced with an H1B probably did it

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by: Whatever This user has validated their user name.

Wed Sep 11 23:00:29 2019

oh for god's sake - what the heck is happening - one good thing - I list nothing on eBay that isn't immediately shared on my website - Facebook - Instagram and pinterest - if the ship goes down my work isn't lost. it's almost like "just a normal day at ebay" glitches galore today

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This user has validated their user name. by: iheartjacksparrow

Wed Sep 11 23:11:19 2019

Love the jokes here.  

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by: ox-mix This user has validated their user name.

Thu Sep 12 01:08:59 2019

That's how desperate eBay is to get traffic to its site.

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by: foothill This user has validated their user name.

Thu Sep 12 02:12:00 2019

Tool..
You are not alone.. Her is my numbers.
+ 1000 Listings. From Sep.2-10, no sales.... Never happen before, normally 2-3 days without sales.

Compared to same period a year ago
51%Down
Market >10.0%Down

Compared to prior 31 days
50.4% Down
Market 7.8%Up


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by: MichaelP This user has validated their user name.

Thu Sep 12 02:26:33 2019

About 5 or 6 years ago I clicked on an eBay listing and saw a porn ad embedded in the item description. Don't know if eBay was hacked, but I wasn't complaining.  

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by: donald This user has validated their user name.

Thu Sep 12 02:34:20 2019

I hope it was nothing more than an outside joke so we can give the joker a trophy.


On another very strange thing. Let me knock on wood.  Ive been getting more sales lately from ebay than Amazon. I have not seen it since the early 2000s. Back then for me Amazon was not that great.



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by: Snapped This user has validated their user name.

Thu Sep 12 05:42:37 2019

Nothing to be too concerned about.  DW has taken an opportunity to find a unique way to advertise his Fall Fashion Emporor's New Clothes line.  Or maybe it's Summer Closeout.  Hard to tell the difference sometimes.

(Free Shippng)

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