eBay assisting the police with their enquiries

No, but seriously. It seems that the popular auction portal played host to a rash of senior police offers, security officers and technology specialists this week.

The eBay Red Team security event, which was held at the firm's San Jose headquarters, is turning into annual event and, says Dave Cullinane, eBay's head security honcho, its based on the BITS forum, an information-sharing event hosted in the US for the financial services industry.

At this week's conference, managers discussed common issues, including how they are pursuing cross-border investigations and what they think of the security products they were using.

Whatever next eh? eBay ditching the 25 per cent of its catalogue that is a bit iffy? - only joking your honour...