Citi plugs privacy hole in iPhone banking app

Elinor Mills reports:

Citibank has fixed a flaw in its iPhone app that was inadvertently storing customer account data on the mobile devices, the company said on Monday.

“During a recent review, we discovered that our U.S. Citi Mobile iPhone banking app was accidentally saving information related to customer accounts in a hidden file on their iPhones,” the company said in a statement. “This information may also have been saved on their computer if they had been synchronizing their iPhone with their computer via iTunes.”

Read more on cnet. Spencer E. Ante has more on the background of the problem in the Wall Street Journal.

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