The Starbucks iPhone app is one of the iPhone’s most popular free apps and can be used by Starbucks’ customers to pay for food and beverages directly from their smartphones.  Last week, however it was discovered that the app stored the person’s username, password, email address, home address and other information in unencrypted form making the app a potential source of identity theft where the information could be accessed from a stolen phone even without using the phone owner’s PIN.  Much to the credit of Starbucks, upon learning of the vulnerability, the problem was resolved in a new version of the app.


Here is a link to where you can obtain the new 2.6.2 version of the app that corrects the problem:

If you use the Starbucks app I urge you to click on the link and upgrade to the newer, more secure version .