Venmo’s Public API Exposes Millions of Transactions, Startling Users

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Because of its default settings, digital payments service Venmo exposes many of its users’ transactions to the world through its public API. Using the API, researcher Hang Do Thi Duc, a Mozilla fellow, downloaded more than 200 million transactions from the popular PayPal-owned service, which allows users to easily send money to friends and family in the US.



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Venmo’s Public API Exposes Millions of Transactions, Startling Users