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  1. #21  
    Quote Originally Posted by skillllllz
    Bonfire Media is a legit company that hosts a wap portal for ebay. This has been publicly known since 2004.

    http://bonfiremedia.com
    What is your definition of 'legit'? Just because they charge money for a product doesn't make them 'legit'. Was Enron legit? Also, do you trust all their employees to keep your info secret?

    Um, no. That is a legit website. I'd do some research before accusing next time
    I did do some research. If you go to Ebay's Security page it CLEARLY tells you to NEVER log into a site that doesn't begin with http://signin.ebay.com/
    See the Security webpage here: http://pages.ebay.com/help/confidenc...eft-spoof.html

    Just because a weblink has the word Ebay in it does NOT mean it is owned by Ebay. Anyone can register a domain name with the word Ebay in it. And the wap.ebay.com website redirects you to ANOTHER website. If it was legit, Ebay would host it own their OWN website (they are very tight about security)

    I did search the ebay site and didn't find anything about a mobile site, however, the above link by digitalfx is more reassuring. I did alert Ebay as well with an email (as Instructed to by their Security web page).
  2. #22  
    Quote Originally Posted by wcarlson40
    What is your definition of 'legit'? Just because they charge money for a product doesn't make them 'legit'. Was Enron legit? Also, do you trust all their employees to keep your info secret?



    I did do some research. If you go to Ebay's Security page it CLEARLY tells you to NEVER log into a site that doesn't begin with http://signin.ebay.com/
    See the Security webpage here: http://pages.ebay.com/help/confidenc...eft-spoof.html

    Just because a weblink has the word Ebay in it does NOT mean it is owned by Ebay. Anyone can register a domain name with the word Ebay in it. And the wap.ebay.com website redirects you to ANOTHER website. If it was legit, Ebay would host it own their OWN website (they are very tight about security)

    I did search the ebay site and didn't find anything about a mobile site, however, the above link by digitalfx is more reassuring. I did alert Ebay as well with an email (as Instructed to by their Security web page).

    You are clearly not understanding this.

    eBay setup wap.ebay.com to redirect to the website that hosts the software created for them by Bonfire Media. You can read about this by going to the following URL here I will even paste the part for you so you don't have to read:

    When your device supports Wireless Web, it has a built-in browser. This browser enables you to access internet pages that have been specifically created for mobile devices. You can bookmark http:://wap.ebay.com
    Furthermore, if you did this "research" you said you did, a quick Google Search for "ebay bonfire media" brings up many pages on both eBay and other credible websites that announces their relationship with Bonfire Media. You can read about those in the following links:

    http://www.send2press.com/PRnetwire/...-bonfire.shtml
    http://pages.ebay.com/ebaylive/Exhib...dSponsors.html
    http://www.forbes.com/bow/b2c/review.jhtml?id=7559
    http://www.adtmag.com/article.asp?id=10940
    http://www.infoworld.com/article/05/...nsource_1.html
    http://palmtops.about.com/od/palmtop...p/PDA_eBay.htm

    Thanks
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    Again, Ebay's security website clearly says to never log into a webpage that doesn't begin with http://siginin.ebay.com . I guess they just need to update their info on their website. I agree that it does appear 'legit'
  4. #24  
    Quote Originally Posted by wcarlson40
    Just because a weblink has the word Ebay in it does NOT mean it is owned by Ebay. Anyone can register a domain name with the word Ebay in it. And the wap.ebay.com website redirects you to ANOTHER website. If it was legit, Ebay would host it own their OWN website (they are very tight about security)
    wap.ebay.com is an ebay owned and controlled site. See, the ebay.com part is a top level domain and the "wap" part is simply the name of a server that is part of that domain. It's no different than www.ebay.com or signin.ebay.com. They are all part of ebay's domain, and each takes you to a different place within the domain. Anyone cannot just register a top level domain name thats taken already. You could do somthing like ebay.mydomain.com, but that right there is obviously a spoof because the actual domain part of it is not ebay.com. ┐Comprende?
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