Wednesday, May 20, 2015
You need a double grande password
First, I have no smartphone--I never go anyplace. But some big name people have been taken for a ride--their phones charged for gift cars that are then sold on the black market.
A thief got one woman's password, changed it, stole her existing balance and then waited for the auto-fill to plunk in more money from her checking acct and stole that.
Apple smartphones account for one in six transactions in US Starbucks.
The company says not their problem--the thieves try other passwords the person has used and sometimes--bingo!
The moral: Use different passwords for everything.
Another crazy nightmare. I need caffeine.