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PayPal Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Steal All Your Money

PayPal Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Steal All Your Money

August 27, 2015Swati Khandelwal
A critical security vulnerability has been discovered in the global e-commerce business PayPal that could allow attackers to steal your login credentials , and even your credit card details in unencrypted format. Egypt-based researcher Ebrahim Hegazy discovered a Stored Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Paypal's Secure Payments domain. As it sounds, the domain is used to conduct secure online payments when purchasing from any online shopping website. It enables buyers to pay with their payment cards or PayPal accounts, eliminating the need to store sensitive payment information. However, it is possible for an attacker to set up a rogue online store or hijacked a legitimate shopping website, to trick users into handing over their personal and financial details. How the Stored XSS Attack Works? Hegazy explains a step by step process in his blog post , which gives a detailed explanation of the attack. Here's what the researcher calls the worst attack scenario:
[Video] PayPal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Demonstrated by Hacker

[Video] PayPal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Demonstrated by Hacker

April 28, 2015Wang Wei
A critical remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in the eBay owned global e-commerce business PayPal that could be exploited by an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the PayPal's Marketing online-service web-application server. The remote code execution flaw, discovered by an independent security researcher, Milan A Solanki , has been rated Critical by Vulnerability Lab with a CVSS count of 9.3 and affected the marketing online service web-application of PayPal. The vulnerability resides in the Java Debug Wire Protocol (JDWP) protocol of the PayPal's marketing online service web-server. Successful exploitation of the PayPal vulnerability could result in an unauthorized execution of system specific codes against the targeted system in order to completely compromise the company's web server, without any privilege or user interaction. JDWP is a protocol that used for communication between a debugger and the Java virtual machine that i
PayPal Wants To Integrate Password with Human Body

PayPal Wants To Integrate Password with Human Body

April 18, 2015Swati Khandelwal
You would have been holding a number of online accounts for different services, but how many of you hold a different and unique password for every single account? Probably a very few of you. The majority of people have one or two passwords that are quite simple and easy to remember and comfortably manage on their own. However, you need not worry as the Future of identification would not rely on Passwords , according to PayPal’s global head of developer evangelism Jonathan Leblanc . Neither it will depend on the old Biometric identification technologies, such as Fingerprint scanners and IRIS scanners , Rather depends on something More Secure and Easier to Use … ...Embeddable, Injectable and Ingestible Devices Yes, the next generation of identification for mobile payments and other sensitive online interactions will depend on embeddable, injectable, and ingestible devices, completely replacing passwords with the identification of your body. KILL ALL PASSWORDS
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