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Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint reader hacked - it's the iPhone 5s all over again!

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner can be fooled with wood glue, just like Apple's "Touch ID" sensor in the iPhone 5s.

So why are both Apple and Samsung touting fingerprint scanners as more secure than passwords?

Regional eBay and PayPal sites latest targets for SEA

Regional eBay and PayPal sites latest targets for SEA

The Syrian Electronic Army has been at it again, with eBay and PayPal its latest victims. The compromise appears to have allowed doctoring of some local webpages, and no personal or financial data is thought to have been breached.

Microsoft joins tech giants and FIDO in the fight for simpler, safer authentication

Microsoft joins tech giants and FIDO in the fight for simpler, safer authentication

Microsoft joins Google, PayPal, Lenovo and other tech giants as a member of the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance, a non-profit group working to design better and more standardised methods of checking identity across the internet.

Facebook wants to auto-fill your credit card details - would you trust it? [POLL]

Facebook wants to simplify online shopping by auto-filling your credit card details [POLL]

Facebook wants to PayPal-ishly handle some aspects of online payment to make our mobile checkouts simpler, but would you trust it with your credit card details?

Monday review - the hot 15 stories of the week

Monday review

It's weekly roundup time. Here's all the great stuff we've written in the past seven days.

PayPal refuses to pay bug-finding teen

PayPal refuses to pay bug-finding teen

A 17-year-old German student says he found a bug on PayPal's site but the company won't fork over the reward money. PayPal said someone had already found the bug but they also cited an age guideline that isn't actually included in its bug bounty program guidelines.

Not-so anonymous Anonymouses head off to prison over PayPal DDoS

Four young Englishmen who went on an Anonymous rampage back in 2010 weren't as anonymous as they might have hoped.

They were traced, identified and arrested...now two of them are on their not-so-anonymous way to prison.

Smart octogenarian foils scammer who said he would buy item via PayPal

Smart octagenrian foils scammer who said he would buy item via PayPal

A man in his eighties tries to sell a generator for his friend online.

When a potential buyer asks to send his payment through via PayPal - what could possibly go wrong?

Monday review - the hot 22 stories of the week

Here you go.

All the stories we wrote in the past seven days, in case you missed anything (or just want to read them again).

PayPal phishing scams - take care of yourself online this Christmas

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PayPal users are being targeted in what is a now-typical pattern of phishing against the global payment service.

The trick is short and simple: you receive an email "acknowledging" a smallish payment. It's $79 to an eBay advertising service in our example...

Will iPhone 5 have a fingerprint scanner? And will anybody use it?

Will iPhone 5 Boast A Fingerprint Scanner? And will anybody use it?

The internet is abuzz with whispers that Apple's iPhone 5, rumoured to be launched this week, will come with a fingerprint scanner to secure the device. If true, this could be a big step forward in iPhone's quest to become a digital wallet, but will convenience-crazy iPhone users embrace biometrics?

PayPal starts bounty program for security bugs

PayPal starts bounty program for security bugs

If you've found a security issue with PayPal, you could receive a monetary reward for informing the firm responsibly.

Reason to be careful if 'PayPal' says you have changed your email address

Reason to be careful if 'PayPal' says you have changed your email address

Have you received a notification claiming that your PayPal email address has changed?

Spammed out messages attempt to steal personal information from PayPal users.

Fresh Phish disguised as a PayPal Urgent Account Review Notification

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A wave of phishing emails targeting users of PayPal has been hitting mailboxes this weekend preying on your fear that someone has compromised your account.

LulzSec and Anonymous hacker suspects arrested by US, UK and Dutch authorities

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Computer crime authorities will be hoping that they have struck a significant blow against the Anonymous and LulzSec hacking groups, following a series of raids and arrests on both sides of the Atlantic.

PayPal UK's Twitter profile commandeered by angry hacker

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The Twitter profile of payment giant PayPal UK was compromised today, apparently by a disgruntled customer. How do such major organizations continually lose control of their social media personas?

A wave of PayPal phishing emails

A wave of PayPal phishing emails

Spam messages are being spammed around the world, pretending to come from PayPal but really designed to steal your credit card information.

PayPal phishing - has your account been temporarily limited?

PayPal phishing - has your account been temporarily limited?

A phishing scam targeting PayPal users has been widely spammed out.

Would you be likely to enter your personal information into the attached form?

Hacker toolkits attracting volunteers to defend WikiLeaks

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Principal SophosLabs researcher Vanja Svajcer investigates tools used in DDoS attacks coordinated by AnonOps group against major payment processing sites such as Visa, MasterCard and PayPal.