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Starbucks app security questioned

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Customers may be vulnerable to have their passwords stolen on the Starbucks app on their phone according to a report.

The app lets customers buy drinks and food and pay for them via their phone but the report claims their personal information could be in jeopardy.

Computerworld reports that Starbucks is storing user names, email addresses, and passwords in open text. That means if a hacker stole your phone, they could plug it into a computer and recover a customer's password.

In statement, Starbucks says no customers have been impacted but security expert Robert Sicialiano says it should serve as a wake-up call.

"Usually, your email is your username...same for every website...you're in big trouble," Sicialiano says.

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