PayPal security technology

Our security measures and technology help safeguard your account and financial info

Passkeys for PayPal

Use your face, fingerprint, device passcode or PIN to log in to PayPal with passkey, a phishing-resistant technology that is more secure than passwords.

24/7 Fraud Monitoring

Our advanced fraud detection technology helps us spot fraud to help protect your account and financial information. Eligible cards in your PayPal wallet are also backed by early fraud alerts.

Key pinning

We ensure mobile devices establish a TLS connection to tap into a verified PayPal server, preventing imposter interception.

Data encryption

We utilize this critical technology to help keep your digital info and PayPal transactions secure.

Email payment confirmation

You’ll receive an email any time you send or receive a PayPal payment. If you receive an email for a transaction you didn't make, alert us quickly so we can launch an investigation.

Secure connections

We make sure your connections are using Transport Layer Security (TLS) and HTTPS so your sensitive information is transferred securely to an authentic PayPal server and it can't be seen by others.

We meet certified industry standards and support ongoing security research

Our Help Center is always available

Find answers to commonly asked questions and get help with your PayPal account.

Secure shopping and selling starts with PayPal

Spend, send, and manage your money with confidence.