People who use the Starbucks mobile app should be on alert. The app leaves customers' passwords open to attack. 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 he did say no customers have claimed to have been hacked as a result.
Apple will refund customers at least $32.5 million to settle a case with the government involving apps. Apple is accused of not adequately notifying customers about a feature that lets kids buy items inside mobile apps without parental consent. In some cases, kids charged thousands of dollars in unauthorized charges to their parents' accounts.
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