Marriott Android App Left Customer Credit Card Data Wide Open To Hackers For Up To Four Years

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  1. uggboy
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    Marriott Android App Left Customer Credit Card Data Wide Open To Hackers For Up To Four Years, Says Researcher

     
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    Not uncommon, unfortunately.

    A lot of app developers on both Android and iOS Platforms don't perform integrity and ID checks when connecting via their server platform using SSL.
     
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    Strange that the call out the Android app when it affects all mobile apps. :confused:
     
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    Not a fan of Marriott and Android?
     
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    Sloppy coding is not specific to mobile apps -- this happens frequently with web enabled apps regardless of how they are accessed.:(
     
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    I remember a developer once telling me they don't do that because it increases the load on server and mobile devices. Such 19th century opinion. It's virtually non existent now.
     
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    Not a fan of sloppy reporting. I would be shocked if the iPhone code behaved differently.

    I happen to like the way the mobile apps are programmed. Lots easier to query things like room rates. ;)
     
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    Hahaha
    Just realised that post I made could have been taken in more than 1 way.
    I meant the writer could be not a fan of Marriott and Android.
    Was in a cab on the way to work and posting through the phone. :oops:
     
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    :D
     
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    All this from a company that wanted to control the internet and who could access it from hotels.
     
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