Hacker Alert: Starbucks Mobile App

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starbucksA warning for people using the Starbucks mobile app. A research report says the app leaves customers’ passwords open to attack.

The popular app allows Starbucks customers to purchase drinks and food directly from their smartphones. It saves usernames, passwords and other personal information in plain text.

That means a hacker could pick up a left-behind phone, plug it into a laptop and easily recover a Starbucks customer’s password without even knowing the smartphone’s pin code.

Starbucks officials acknowledge the vulnerability, but say at this point no customers have reported being hacked.

Officials say about 10 million people use the Starbucks app.

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  • bolson

    I was hacked about two weeks ago, and had $210 transferred from my payment info to my Starbucks account, and then funds merged to another card /: notified them asap and haven’t heard from Starbucks yet