App Updates: PayPal, Netflix, WordPress

Some recent app updates have hit the App Store. One of the most important ones include an urgent PayPal update, to address a major security hole. That got expedited quite quickly into the App Store. According to an article from the WSJ that broke the news:

PayPal spokeswoman Amanda Pires said the eBay Inc. unit verified the vulnerability Tuesday night and sent a new version of the app to Apple Inc.’s App Store that users will have to download. PayPal also said it would reimburse 100% of any fraudulent activity.
“To my knowledge it has not affected anybody,” Ms. Pires said. “We’ve never had an issue with our app until now.”
A hacker would need skill and luck to make use of the vulnerability, which only affects users of the iPhone app connecting over unsecured Wi-Fi networks. It doesn’t affect the company’s Android app or users of the PayPal.com website.

There is also a minor update for Netflix, and a much anticipated update to WordPress. The most annoying issue was the issue with posts publishing at the wrong time. Oh, and don’t forget the Facebook update from yesterday. The changes are noted below for each app:

PayPal 3.0.1:
– Includes an important security update.

Netflix 1.1.2:
– Contains several bug fixes.

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WordPress 2.6.2:
-Fix for landscape orientation issue when editing posts.
-Fix for incorrect date/time on publish.
-Fix for sync issues when viewing posts.
-Fix for problems connecting to WordPress.org blogs using HTTP Auth.
-Fix for crash during Autosave check after publish.
-Fix for intermittent failures when uploading media.
-Fix for crash when editing WordPress.org blog settings.
-Improved HTML output for media uploads.
-Improved handling of XML-RPC endpoints for WordPress.org blogs.
-Improved UX when adding WordPress.org blogs.
-Added in-app crash reporting system.
-Added option to use HTML 4 tags when embedding video in a post.

What are some app updates you’ve been patiently waiting for?

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  • you forgot facebook, it was updated too

  • facebook was updated as well today

  • We covered the Facebook update heavily, which was yesterday. 😉

    But I added an extra sentence to remind people about it, just for you.

  • Was wondering what the PayPal update was, maybe it was a similar deal from that new Firefox addon that lets you log onto other people’s accounts over unsecure wifi!

  • Anonymous

    McDonald’s Restaurant Finder got an important update!
    – Fixed crashing issue with iOS 3.1.x