viaForensics Uncovers PayPal Application Vulnerability

An article released by the Wall Street Journal covers a significant vulnerability in an iPhone application uncovered by viaForensics.

Chicago, IL, November 05, 2010 --( The Wall Street Journal has published an article covering a significant vulnerability viaForensics discovered in the latest PayPal application for the iPhone. Paypal has worked to create and release an updated version which addresses the security concern. The article, “PayPal Races To Fix IPhone App Security Flaw,” can be read at:

The findings are part of viaForensics’ new appWatchdog service, a powerful (and free) service which tests publicly available mobile applications for insecure transmission or storage of sensitive user data. The service measures such factors as how securely the app handles user names and passwords which, if not handled properly, can place the user at risk for financial or identity theft. A deeper audit is offered through an additional service, appSecure, which provides sophisticated security testing and recommendations to assist mobile developers securing their apps.

Information on viaForensics’ services can be found on their website at Additional mobile applications have been tested and finding will be released shortly.

About viaForensics

viaForensics is an innovativecomputer/mobile forensic firm providing law enforcement, corporations, attorneys and others with expert mobile forensics and mobile data recovery services. viaForensics can assist investigators with fast, professional forensic recovery from iPhones and other smart phones. Additionally, viaForensics offers liveForensics monitoring services for corporations and organization providing proactive security for critical data.

Andrew Hoog is a computer scientist, computer/forensics researcher and Chief Investigative Officer at viaForensics. He is currently writing books on iPhone and Android forensics.

Lee Haas