| Keep your account details secure |
Choose your user ID and password carefully, and make sure your password and secret question are difficult to guess. Don't use the same sign-in information for several online accounts. If others can access one of your accounts, they can access your other accounts as well.
Use these tips to choose a secure user ID, password, and secret question.
Choose a user ID that isn't related to your email address or other online accounts. This helps keep all your online accounts secure.
Choose a secure password that's difficult for others to guess. Change your password every 30 to 60 days.
Choose a secret question that you can answer easily but others can't easily guess. If someone can answer your secret question, they might be able to reset your password.
If you don't have a secret question, you can create one. If you already have a secret question, you can change it.
For added password-protection, consider using the PayPal Security Key
, a portable credit card-sized device. The PayPal Security Key generates a unique 6-digit security code for you to add to your password when you sign in to eBay.