Security researcher scrapes millions of Venmo transactions

Researcher scrapes MILLIONS of Venmo transactions after finding the app's privacy settings can be easily abused A student was able to download seven million user transactions from Venmo Venmo's developer API makes it so that anyone has access to this sensitive data It's not the first time these concerns have been raised, as an expert in 2018 was able to download more than 100 million Venmo transactions using the same API 

By Annie Palmer For Dailymail.com

Published: 23:43 BST, 17 June 2019 | Updated: 23:43 BST, 17 June 2019

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Venmo's privacy settings have once again been proven to be faulty. 

A computer science student was able to scrape data from seven million transactions made on the PayPal-owned peer-to-peer payments app, according to TechCrunch. 

The student, Dan Salmon, said he published the transactions in order to alert users that they should set their payments to private. 

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Venmo's privacy settings have once again been proven to be faulty. A student was able to scrape data from seven million transactions made on the PayPal-owned payments app

Venmo's privacy settings have once again been proven to be faulty. A student was able to scrape data from seven million transactions made on the PayPal-owned payments app

HOW CAN YOU SET YOUR VENMO PROFILE TO PRIVATE? 
Click the menu button in the upper left corner of the Venmo app.  Tap the 'Settings' button, then click 'Privacy.' Under Default Privacy Settings, tap 'Private.' Additionally, under 'Past Transactions' select 'Change All to Private.' 

'I am releasing this dataset in order to bring attention to Venmo users that all of this data is publicly available for anyone to grab without even an API key,' Salmon wrote in a post sharing his research. 

'There is some very valuable

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