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Starbucks App Caught Storing User Credentials in Plain Text

Date:
January 16, 2014
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Summary:
A security researcher has discovered Starbucks' iOS app stores usernames, passwords and email addresses in plain text, without encryption.


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Starbucks to Roll Out App Update in Effort to Fix Security Flaw

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TheStreet (Jan. 17, 2014) — After security researcher Daniel Wood disclosed earlier in the week that the Starbucks app stores user names, email addresses, passwords and even geolocation information in unencrypted, clear text, Starbucks executives confirmed that app users' information could be visible to anyone with access to the phone if it was connected to a computer. So, if a user's phone was stolen, that information could be accessed by the thief. The company said it will soon roll out an update for its app to make it more secure, though it said the app for Google's Android operating system does not contain the vulnerability.
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Text Etiquette: How to Text Without Misinterpretation

Text Etiquette: How to Text Without Misinterpretation

TheStreet (June 20, 2014) — Texting is a quick way to talk on the go but 51% have been disappointed by a text. A Vonage study found that the telephone whether mobile or landline is still the preferred method of communication by many. That's because the tone and emotion in a person's voice helps to paint a complete picture. If a conversation requires more than one follow up question, it's a sign that you may want to call instead of text. Even the tech savvy millennial calls to gab about special events. Although it varies, important news like engagement, anniversaries, Mother's Day, Graduation and the Birth of a child are all occasions that warrant a phone call. Video provided by TheStreet
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Glympse Takes Over Travel Updates Automatically

Glympse Takes Over Travel Updates Automatically

TheStreet (Jan. 21, 2014) — Glympse is a geolocation app that updates people of your choosing on your location for a set period of time. Easier and faster than a text, the program is now available in many major car brands including BMW, Mercedes, Ford, and General Motors to reduce texting and driving, and it's even available on Facebook and Twitter. However, users' privacy is protected because the updates only go to selected friends or family members. Recipients can also turn off Glympse if they don't need to see the location.
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More Chat For Snapchat With Mobile Messaging, Video Calls

More Chat For Snapchat With Mobile Messaging, Video Calls

Newsy (May 1, 2014) — Snapchat updated its app with new features including the ability to message users in text conversations and have impromptu video chats instantly. Video provided by Newsy
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