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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 !


    Long SBUX
    16 Jan 2014, 10:42 AM Reply Like
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