Auctionbytes com uncovers Paypal security flaw

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Released on: 25, March 2006
, Author: Auctionbytes.com
, Audience: Internet related

Natick, Massachusetts - March 25, 2006 - AuctionBytes(http://www.aucti onbytes.com) today reported a major security flaw on PayPal 'swebsite could help scammers who send out "phishing " emails by allowing them todetermine a PayPal member 's full name and include it in hoax emails, giving them anair of legitimacy. AuctionBytes discovered the URL with the vulnerability on Friday evening when it wassent in by an anonymous user who stated he was told the security hole had been inplace for about 1 year and that many scammers were aware of its existence. Adding aPayPal member 's email address to the end of that specific PayPal URL(https://www.paypal.com/af fil/pal
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