An unpatched vulnerability affecting PayPal’s mobile applications can be exploited to access restricted accounts and even bypass the two-factor authentication (2FA) mechanism, a researcher claims.
PayPal can ask users to confirm their identity for fraud protection and due to regulatory obligations. When users are asked to verify their identity, they are blocked from accessing their account and instructed to call or email PayPal to complete the process.
The U.S. government has not yet notified any of the 21.5 million federal employees and contractors whose security clearance data was hacked more than three months ago, officials acknowledged on Tuesday.
The agency whose data was hacked, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), said the Defense Department will begin "later this month" to notify employees and contractors across the government that their personal information was accessed by hackers.
Passwords are a bane of life on the Internet, but one Turing Award winner has an algorithmic approach that he thinks can make them not only easier to manage but also more secure.
The average user has some 20 passwords today, and in general the easier they are to remember, the less secure they are. When passwords are used across multiple websites, they become even weaker.
Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 820 SoC is shaping up to be quite an impressive mobile chip. Earlier this month, the chip maker revealed that its Adreno 530 GPU will offer up to 40 percent faster performance while consuming 40 percent less power compared to the Adreno 430. What’s more, Qualcomm claimed its new image signal processing (ISP) unit would lead to mobile cameras capable of capturing DSLR-quality pictures.
These promises alone are enough to excite most mobile enthusiasts but that’s only just the tip of the iceberg.
The largest Apple iCloud raid in history has seen nearly a quarter of a million accounts compromised by malware targeting app pirates.
The hack spree, affecting at least 225,000 valid Apple cloud accounts, is hitting jailbroken iThings – devices that have had Cupertino's strict device security controls bypassed and disabled.