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A sophisticated Trojan menacing eBay Motors users continues to circulate, according to researchers from Symantec, who say the malware has morphed three times in the last week in an attempt to evade detection. Trojan.Bayrob is in constant contact with a fleet of control servers so it can be updated in real time - all the better …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
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    Sounds just like ebay

    ""Our metric was much more about getting stuff out the door," Cullinane said. "There was no real consequence for not doing it securely."!

    Ebay also likes to give the impression that change is more important than reliability. Every time there's a change, there are problems. The impression is that somebody can come up with a change during a tea break, and roll it out substantially untested to let the users test it.

    Even worse is ebay's apparent "random selection" of users to participate in such tests without their knowledge.

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    If you open an email attachment

    You're looking for trouble. Just communicate within eBay's messaging system and you're okay.

  3. BitTwister

    @If you open an email attachment

    ...and you get roasted, then surely it's time to think about using a real OS.

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