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Hipstamatic busted for plain text log-ins

It has been revealed that popular iPhone photography app Hipstamatic is storing its log-in details, including usernames and passwords, in plain text within the app's preference list file.
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It has been revealed that popular iPhone photography app Hipstamatic is storing its log-in details, including usernames and passwords, in plain text within the app's preference list file.

Hipstamatic is an app for Apple iOS devices that allows a user to take a photo and apply a retro feel to the image via the use of filters and other post-processing techniques. The app costs $1.99 on the App Store.

The plain text log-in discovery was made by an iOS developer who has spent the last several months requesting the company via social media to fix the issue. The usernames and passwords of users is stored in plain text in Hipstamatic's .plist file.

The company confirmed to ZDNet Australia this morning that it is aware of the issue.

"The dev team is aware of this, and it's going to be addressed in a future update," Hipstamatic said on Twitter today.

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