Infosec bunfight breaks out over 'unproven' PayPal authent bug

    Date14 Sep 2015
    CategoryLatest News
    Posted ByDave Wreski

    A row has broken out between PayPal and bug hunters who claim to have found a flaw on its website. Vulnerability Laboratory published an advisory about a vulnerability that it said creates a means to bypass the security approval procedure and two-factor authentication applied by the payment service earlier this month, as previously reported.

    PayPal initially told El Reg that it was looking into the problem in a holding statement that acknowledged a separately reported XSS flaw, which was discovered by BitDefender and resolved in July. The payment provider has since told El Reg that it was unable to replicate the problem reported to it by Vulnerability Laboratory, as a statement provided by the firm explains:

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