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Criminals are stealing money through the Starbucks app, ensure your passwords are strong

Criminals are stealing money from credit cards, bank, and PayPal accounts through the official Starbucks app — but you can easily prevent it by using strong passwords.

Starbucks, the internationally popular coffee chain, acknowledged that criminals are actively using the company's official app to obtain personal details as well as gain access to monetary accounts. The criminals create a new gift card, load your money onto the card, and transfer the funds over. Starbucks had no process in place to challenge or halt the transactions, or ask for customers affected to provide a secondary approval.

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Your Starbucks card can now be reloaded with Apple Pay

Users of the Starbucks app now have an additional option when it comes to reloading their digital Starbucks card: Apple Pay. Starbucks previously support credit and debit cards as well as PayPal accounts. But both depended on storing your information in the app. Apple Pay, obviously, doesn't do that, instead generating a unique one-time-use card number for each transaction.

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Verizon now lets you text Starbucks to your friends

Verizon is helping users give the gift of Starbucks this holiday season. Through the Verizon Messages app, users can send an Starbucks eGift card of $5, $10, or $15 to virtually anyone on any U.S. carrier. The cost of the card is billed to the senders account, and the recipient simply needs to scan the barcode at any Starbucks location, or add the gift to a Starbucks card.

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Starbucks update brings back the menu, in-app ordering for Portland customers

It looks like Starbucks has pushed out an update to its official app today that brings along some nifty new features. Perhaps the most notable change is that customers in Portland, Oregon can now order and pay for their drinks directly from the app. Additionally, the menu has made a comeback, enabling users to quickly browse food and drink choices and note nutrition information.

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New and updated apps: Plague Inc., Aphelion, iTranslate for Mac and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got a cool new game, an update to a popular one, a Mac conversion of a popular translation tool and more!

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New and updated apps: Dark Sky, Globo, Lords of Waterdeep, and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got a forecast app, a clock, a role-playing game, and more.

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New and updated apps: LastPass, Starbucks, and more!

Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It's impossible to keep up with them all, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Today we've got a password manager, a coffee app, and more.

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Starbucks app for iPhone going digital tipping, shake-to-pay

Starbucks has announced a couple of new features heading to its iPhone app in a forthcoming update. To be launched into the App Store on March 19, Starbucks will be adding a new shake-to-pay feature, as well as a way to digitally tip your baristas in the U.S.

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Starbucks addresses security snafu with update to iOS app

Responding to a recent security bug, Starbucks released an update to their iPhone app addressing the issue late last night. Starbucks said in an update on their blog:

As promised, we have released an updated version of Starbucks Mobile App for iOS which adds extra layers of protection. We encourage customers to download the update as an additional safeguard measure.

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What's really going on with the Starbucks mobile app information leak, and what you need to know

Earlier this week, security researcher Daniel Wood disclosed his findings on Starbucks' insecure handling of sensitive user information in their iPhone app. The sensitive information discovered includes usernames, passwords, emails, addresses, location data, and OAuth keys. While Wood's findings are valid, the interpretations of his findings have been inaccurate and exaggerated.

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