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Critical PayPal bug left all accounts vulnerable to hijacking

2014/12/04

Softpedia - (International) A security researcher identified and reported a cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability that could have been used with other flaws to allow an attacker to link their email address to a victim's account by capturing a reusable authentication token that was valid for all PayPal accounts. The vulnerability was fixed by PayPal before the researcher publicly disclosed his findings, and the researcher was awarded $10,000 from PayPal's Bug Bounty program.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Critical-PayPal-Bug-Left-All-Accounts-Vulnerable-to-Hijacking-466500.shtml

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