It is astonishing to me that the powerful Starbucks is storing their mobile customers' passwords in the clear given all their technological capability.
This article from CNN Money describes their predicament:
“The popular app, which allows Starbucks customers to purchase drinks and food directly from their smartphones, saves customers' usernames, passwords and other personal information in plain text.” (Read the article here.)
Software Ops has been encrypting our customers' passwords, credit card numbers, bank account numbers and photos for over 5 years. We have constantly updated the security on our apps to thwart attacks on our customers' data by continually making our encryption and security harder and harder to crack. It is as high stakes game we play every waking moment. We understand how hard it is to encrypt mobile app data effectively while still keeping the user experience intact.
Starbucks should give us a call.