Is PayPal secure? How the service protects your transactions, credit card data, and more
How PayPal secures your information
"PayPal is an online payments system. Period. PayPal is laser-focused on payments," said Monica Eaton-Cardone, COO at Chargebacks911, a platform that manages chargeback fraud.
In other words, PayPal focuses all their attention on making sure that every transaction you make through the service is as smooth and secure as possible.
The service automatically encrypts all transactions using secure sockets layer (SSL) protocol technology with 128-bit encryption. PayPal also performs server checks to ensure customers are using an approved browser (supporting SSL 3.0 or higher) for web-based transactions.