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Smartphone App Security – A Lesson from Starbucks

Smartphone App Security

The news broke out today that criminals have found a backdoor through smartphone app security for the Starbucks rewards programs, leaving many customers with drained bank accounts. While Starbucks has promised to refund customers’ money, it still proved to be a huge hassle for many, and it brings to light some smartphone security measures that we all should address to protect our personal data and accounts. So, what happened? Starbucks issued a statement saying that the company itself was not hacked, and that the individual cases of hacked accounts were likely due to weak customer passwords. Starbucks has not stated…

Using Social Media to Communicate During Emergencies

Pony Express

While the “Pony Express” may have worked just fine back in the day, it’s no longer fast enough to keep up with today’s fast pace of technology and commerce. Using social media to communicate during emergencies has become the new gold standard for immediate mass communication. It can prove invaluable if you ever find the need for a fast and efficient line of communication with customers and/or employees during emergencies. Most of your customers and employees already have personal profiles set up on at least one form of social media, and using social media to communicate during emergencies is simple….

Apple iPhone 5 Battery Recall

If your iPhone 5 battery doesn’t seem to be holding a proper charge, there may be some good news for you. While it’s fairly common for phone batteries to lose some of their ability to hold a charge over time, the battery issue with the iPhone5 should be fairly obvious. Having to carry an external charging device or charge your phone more than once per day for typical use may indicate you’re one of the unlucky/lucky ones. Others have complained that they watch the battery percentage drop drastically within minutes. Apple discovered issues with some iPhone 5 batteries and released…