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Podcast: Zach Lanier on PayPal Two-Factor Authentication Bypass

Security Conversations Podcast

Security Conversations Podcast

Zach Lanier, senior security researcher at Duo Security, talks to Ryan Naraine about a gaping hole in the way two-factor authentication is implemented in the PayPal mobile app (iOS and Android). Because of this bypass, an attacker with a PayPal user’s username and password, even if it is a two-factor-enabled account, can access the account and transfer money — all without two-factor being enforced.

Related: PayPal Two-Factor Authentication Bypassed

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Ryan Naraine is Editor-at-Large at SecurityWeek and host of the popular Security Conversations podcast series. He is a security community engagement expert who has built programs at major global brands, including Intel Corp., Bishop Fox and GReAT. Ryan is a founding-director of the Security Tinkerers non-profit, an advisor to early-stage entrepreneurs, and a regular speaker at security conferences around the world.

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