Scammers steal from users' PayPal accounts through Apple's iTunes

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  • Reply 21 of 35
    shobizshobiz Posts: 207member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SendMe View Post


    <Emily Litella>



    Oh! Well that's different, then.



    Never mind!



    </Emily Litella>





  • Reply 22 of 35
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
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    Originally Posted by Chris_CA View Post


    PayPal has so many more problems than iTunes.



    I think the world needs something like Paypal because they offer to the common individual the ability to accept credit cards.
  • Reply 23 of 35
    chris_cachris_ca Posts: 2,543member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mstone View Post


    I think the world needs something like Paypal because they offer to the common individual the ability to accept credit cards.



    OK.

    I never said there was not a place for a system like PayPal.

    Just that PayPal would just as soon cheat you as help you.
  • Reply 24 of 35
    I wonder what kind of computers the victims were using....
  • Reply 25 of 35
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Chris_CA View Post


    OK.

    I never said there was not a place for a system like PayPal.

    Just that PayPal would just as soon cheat you as help you.



    How often do you use PayPal? I have used PayPal over 200 times in the last 3 years without any problems.
  • Reply 26 of 35
    chris_cachris_ca Posts: 2,543member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TheShepherd View Post


    How often do you use PayPal?



    I think I have used it maybe two times. like 5 or 6 years ago.

    Quote:

    I have used PayPal over 200 times in the last 3 years without any problems.



    Then it must be safe?



    -> Google - PayPal problems



    110,000,000 hits
  • Reply 27 of 35
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by striker_kk View Post


    i'd like to have a look at that kool-aid you are holding.



    =fail
  • Reply 28 of 35
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    Originally Posted by westech View Post


    I wonder what kind of computers the victims were using....



    I would say around there is a 90% chance they were using Windows PCs simply because of the market share but it's likely that Mac\\Linux were over represented due to IE being the most secure browser in regards to this kind of attack.........



    *runs and hides*



  • Reply 29 of 35
    shaun, ukshaun, uk Posts: 1,050member
    I only ever use iTunes pre-paid gift cards now to make purchases as I just don't trust internet banking.
  • Reply 30 of 35
    maximaramaximara Posts: 269member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SendMe View Post


    That sounds way to complicated. Apple would never do anything like that.



    Instead, I bet that they will come up with something that changes the entire security industry forever. They will make it easy enough for a 4 year old to use.



    Isn't that like that old joke "Design something even an idiot can use and only an idiot will use it"?
  • Reply 31 of 35
    maximaramaximara Posts: 269member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Shaun, UK View Post


    I only ever use iTunes pre-paid gift cards now to make purchases as I just don't trust internet banking.



    After this first hit the news wires I did the same and made my password a 12 character long thing.
  • Reply 32 of 35
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Firefly7475 View Post


    I would say around there is a 90% chance they were using Windows PCs simply because of the market share but it's likely that Mac\\Linux were over represented due to IE being the most secure browser in regards to this kind of attack.........



    *runs and hides*







    If we knew the answer to the question we might have real world data on which platform is more secure regarding this form of attack.
  • Reply 33 of 35
    anonymouseanonymouse Posts: 6,563member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Chris_CA View Post


    -> Google - PayPal problems



    110,000,000 hits



    Whether there are problems with PayPal, or the people who run it, or not, the number of search hits on any given phrase does not constitute a supporting fact for any argument.
  • Reply 34 of 35
    chris_cachris_ca Posts: 2,543member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by anonymouse View Post


    Whether there are problems with PayPal, or the people who run it, or not, the number of search hits on any given phrase does not constitute a supporting fact for any argument.



    It wasn't based simply on the number of hits from a search. Go to the hits and read the stories and make your own call.



    I suggest you continue to use it and be happy and feel safe and secure with it and don't complain when you get screwed over sometime in the future.

    Just be happy that you had a good run prior to that time.
  • Reply 35 of 35
    Just two little rules

    It's called a password, and there are just two little rules about using passwords:



    1. Make it really hard for anyone to guess, even if they know all about you.

    2. Never give the password to anyone, even if they ask you politely in an email.



    It's just that simple.
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