Using an app to create your holiday wish list seems like a safe enough thing to do. In fact, most of us wouldn't even think twice before entering in our personal information. Especially when that app comes from a big-name retailer like Target.
But you might remember that just last year Target was the center of a major data breach that affected over 100 million people. As a consequence, the company was slapped with a $10 million payout last March.
You'd think that would give Target extra incentive to protect it's customers' personal information, but according to recent reports, a security breach has happened again. This time, it's with the Target Holiday Wish List app that was released in October. The app was designed specifically to create your child's wish list and share it with friends and family. It also offered shoppers coupons and special discounts.
Sounds great, right? Of course the app was a huge hit with customers. The only problem was that when you registered, the app requested and stored your personal information. And now, researchers from Avast - a top security firm - have discovered that information is actually public. All you have to do is look for it.