Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1641 Paypal fixes 'worrying' security bug
A security researcher has found a simple way round one of the systems Paypal uses to protect users' accounts.

Deleting a few characters in the data which web browsers send to Paypal let Henry Hoggard bypass Paypal's two-factor authentication scheme.

This system is supposed to make accounts more secure by using extra methods to confirm someone's identity.

Paypal said it patched the bug days after it was reported.
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#1641 Paypal fixes 'worrying' security bug
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#1639 Microsoft Office malware: Now more users get anti-hacker, macro-blocking features
#1638 Flash Player zero-day being exploited in targeted attacks
#1637 Joomla update fixes two critical issues, 2FA error
#1636 Dyn DDoS could have topped 1 Tbps
#1635 Cisco patches critical vulnerability in facility events response system
#1634 Could your 'smart' home be a weapon of web destruction?
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