Unfortunately the new mobile payment system introduced by Starbucks last month has a major flaw, that can allow others access to use your account. The flaw has been reported by an unnamed Starbucks user who discovered that taking a photo of the barcode screen on someone else’s mobile phone then allowed them to purchase items on that account by just flashing the photo at the payment system.
The process takes less than 90 seconds to complete and the reason it can so easily be manipulated is due to the fact that the My Rewards button, which offers up no private data, requires a username and password to view. However getting to the crucial barcode screen requires no input of security information whatsoever.
You’ve been warned so keep your mobile safe when ever visiting a Starbucks until they can sort the issue.
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