Posts Tagged ‘paypal’

Your Browsing History May have been Sold Already

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Considering that the prime purpose of most browsers and many social media sites is to collect user data and browsing habits, I’d pretty much take this one as a given.

Add-on companies are selling the browsing history of millions of users to third-parties according to a report that aired on German national TV. Reporters of Panorama managed to gain access to a large data collection that contained the browsing history of roughly 3 million German Internet users. The data was collected by companies that produce browser extensions for various popular browsers such as Chrome and Firefox.


PayPal Digital Gift Cards Code Leak

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Given the popularity of Gift Cards as a target for scams, it’s kind of surprising that PayPal allowed a simple leak like this to happen in the first place.

PayPal is not only a dominating force when it comes to making online transactions between individuals and companies, it also branched of in other areas such as gift cards. You may visit the site PayPal Gifts to purchase gift cards for various popular online and offline services using a PayPal account. The service has a security issue currently that is caused by an improperly configured server, or more precisely, a robots.txt file.


PayPal – Accept Robocalls and Automated Texts or Close Your Account

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

I’m no fortune teller or anything, but it seems to me that there’s a pretty good chance that PayPal will end up regretting this decision, later on down the road.

PayPal and eBay are splitting up on July 1, and PayPal has just published a preview of the company’s new privacy policies that it will release on the same day. An announcement on PayPal’s current Privacy Policy page indicates that the company will release an updated privacy policy that will supersede the current policy on July 1.


iTunes hasn’t been hacked, though your PayPal might have been phished

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Here’s a new scam to watch out for …

People who have seen thousands of dollars taken from their PayPal accounts apparently via the iTunes Store should look closer to home for evidence of hacking

Phishers have figured out a new way to transfer themselves loads of money and make it look legit: make it look like the charges are coming from the iTunes Store.


MasterCard Takes On PayPal With MoneySend iPhone App

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

It’s kind of surprising that PayPal has been around this long without any real, valid competition …

MasterCard is taking on PayPal with a new app for the iPhone and iPad users, called MoneySend. The free app allows anyone to transfer money to another account in the United States.