Starbucks taken to task over mobile app security

Starbucks (SBUX -0.3%) will need to tighten up the security of it mobile app after a researcher hacks his way rather easily into retrieving customer username and password information.

The company made the rookie mistake of leaving data trails on the phone in plain text instead of in an encrypted file, but says it will make the fix.

The vulnerability was first disclosed on a techie forum by Daniel Woods.

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    Let's sell every retailer and hide under our beds !


    Things happen, things get corrected !


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    16 Jan 2014, 10:42 AM Reply Like
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