When security researcher Henry Hoggard forgot the answers to his Pay Pal authentication questions, he circumnavigated the problem by using a proxy software programme to alter the stream of data so that it seemed as if he had given the correct responses.
Mr Hoggard alerted Pay Pal about this vulnerability, and they have subsequently taken steps to fix the problem; rewarding him for the tip-off. While it doesn’t appear that any Pay Pal accounts have been compromised as a result of this glitch, it has left the company with a red face.
Here’s a shout-out to white hats.
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