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PayPal files patent for new method to detect stolen cookies
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PayPal files patent for new method to detect stolen cookies

A new technique that PayPal has submitted for patent protection can detect whether a "super-cookie" is being stolen. This could strengthen the cookie-based authentication system and prevent account takeover attempts. PayPal aims to mitigate the possibility of hackers gaining access to victim accounts by means of stolen cookies that carry authentication tokens, so circumventing two-factor authentication (2FA) and avoiding the requirement for legitimate passwords. According to PayPal's patent application, "cookie theft is a sophisticated form of cyberattack, wherein an attacker copies or steals cookies from a victim's computer onto the attacker's web browser." It is further explained that by using a web browser on the attacker's computer read more PayPal files patent for new method...
Urgent PayPal and MetaMask emails are from scammers
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Urgent PayPal and MetaMask emails are from scammers

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cautions that recent PayPal and MetaMask letters pushing customers to submit their account information promptly are from scammers. Scammers are preying on unwary users by using a network of phishing scams to send out a fresh batch of emails warning users to respond immediately "or else." Scammers have taken advantage of consumer anxiety over money. The bogus email, according to the FTC, threatens to stop customers' access to their MetaMask cryptocurrency wallets read more Urgent PayPal and MetaMask emails are from scammers. With ReconBee.com Stay ahead of the latest threats with in-depth coverage of cyber attacks and cybersecurity trends, and the latest cybersecurity news.
PayPal Phishing Scam Uses Invoices Sent Via PayPal
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PayPal Phishing Scam Uses Invoices Sent Via PayPal

Criminals continue to send phishing emails by taking advantage of how simple it is to create PayPal accounts and generate invoices. Users of PayPal should exercise caution and avoid falling for the phishing schemes that are prevalent on the service. Researchers at Avanan found a new campaign last year where attackers sent fraudulent invoices and phishing emails straight from PayPal. The technique was distinct from typical assaults that impersonated PayPal in that it was more challenging for end users and email security providers to identify and stop criminal behavior read the complete article PayPal Phishing Scam Uses Invoices Sent Via PayPal. With ReconBee.com Stay ahead of the latest threats with in-depth coverage of cyber attacks and cybersecurity trends, and the latest cybers...