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Starbucks pledges to change iOS app to keep user passwords secure

17
Jan
2014

Starbucks has been caught storing user names, passwords and even location data in clear text in its iOS payment app since mid-November, although it appears the company has been aware for a while of the security risk, ComputerWorld reports. The data can be seen by anyone with access to an iPhone after connecting the device to a computer – a jailbreak isn’t even necessary to get the data. In a telephone interview with the publication, two Starbucks executives including CIO Curt Garner and Chief Digital Officer Adam Brotman acknowledged having known about the issue. “We were aware,” Brotman said. “That was not something that was news to us.” He further added that the password issue shouldn’t be of concern anymore because

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