A security research firm has discovered several security problems with PayPal's iPhone app, warning that hackers can use man-in-the-middle attacks to steal sensitive user data.
Ryan Naraine is a journalist and social media enthusiast specializing in Internet and computer security issues. He is currently security evangelist at Kaspersky Lab, an anti-malware company with operations around the globe. He is taking a l…eadership role in developing the company's online community initiative around secure content management technologies.Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab, Ryan was Editor-at-Large/Security at eWEEK, leading the magazine's and Web site's coverage of Internet and computer security issues and managing the popular SecurityWatch blog, covering the daily threats, vulnerabilities and IT security technologies. He also covered IT security, hacker attacks and secure content management topics for Jupiter Media's internetnetnews.com.Ryan can be reached at naraine SHIFT 2 gmail.com. For daily updates on Ryan's activities, follow him on Twitter.
Malicious hackers are preying on iPhone users who want to jail-break their devices, exploiting the increased interest around jail-breaking tools to launch malware attacks.
September 20, 2010 by Ryan Naraine